Articles | Volume 13, issue 21
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-13-10847-2013
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-13-10847-2013
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07 Nov 2013
Research article |  | 07 Nov 2013

A climatology of formation conditions for aerodynamic contrails

K. Gierens and F. Dilger

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