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https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-14573-2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-14573-2021
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04 Oct 2021
Research article |  | 04 Oct 2021

Changes in cirrus cloud properties and occurrence over Europe during the COVID-19-caused air traffic reduction

Qiang Li and Silke Groß

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Aircraft emit exhaust gases and particles directly into the atmosphere, which may contribute to climate change. We present a significant reduction in the occurrence rate and particle linear depolarization ratio of cirrus clouds based on the analysis of measurements with the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) satellite during COVID-19 when air traffic was significantly reduced. The findings imply that these clouds formed with less influence from aviation.
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