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Volume 17, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 403–438, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-403-2017
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Special issue: ML-CIRRUS – the airborne experiment on natural cirrus...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 403–438, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-403-2017
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Research article 10 Jan 2017

Research article | 10 Jan 2017

Properties of individual contrails: a compilation of observations and some comparisons

Ulrich Schumann et al.

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The initially linear clouds often seen behind aircraft are known as contrails. Contrails are prototype cirrus clouds forming under well-known conditions, but with less certain life cycle and climate effects. This paper collects contrail data from a large set of measurements and compares them among each other and with models. The observations show consistent contrail properties over a wide range of aircraft and atmosphere conditions. The dataset is available for further research.
The initially linear clouds often seen behind aircraft are known as contrails. Contrails are...
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