Articles | Volume 19, issue 8
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 5313–5330, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-5313-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 5313–5330, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-5313-2019

Research article 18 Apr 2019

Research article | 18 Apr 2019

Northern Hemisphere contrail properties derived from Terra and Aqua MODIS data for 2006 and 2012

David P. Duda et al.

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (13 Feb 2019) by Matthias Tesche
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (25 Feb 2019)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (26 Feb 2019) by Matthias Tesche
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We use one year (2012) of satellite imagery obtained from two NASA research satellites, Terra and Aqua, to detect linear contrail coverage and to estimate their physical properties over the Northern Hemisphere. The satellite-derived properties are compared with results collected from the same sensors in 2006 to estimate whether the impact of contrail coverage on climate has changed. The study is the first of its kind to measure contrail properties over a near-global scale from satellite imagery.
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