Contrails


Subject:
Weather , Transportation , Aviation , Temperature

Description:
Brief introduction to "the condensation trail left behind jet aircrafts ... called contrails. Contrails form when hot humid air from jet exhaust mixes with environmental air of low vapor pressure and low temperature." Includes a brief discussion of how contrails "reduce the terrestrial energy losses of the planet, resulting in a warming." From a professor of atmospheric and ocean sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Creator:
Ackerman, Steve

Language:
English

Source:
http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/wxwise/class/contrail.html


PID= res:lii-21948