Articles | Volume 23, issue 1
Research article
09 Jan 2023
Research article |  | 09 Jan 2023

Long-term upper-troposphere climatology of potential contrail occurrence over the Paris area derived from radiosonde observations

Kevin Wolf, Nicolas Bellouin, and Olivier Boucher


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-584', Anonymous Referee #1, 05 Oct 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Kevin Wolf, 16 Nov 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-584', Anonymous Referee #2, 10 Nov 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Kevin Wolf, 16 Nov 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Kevin Wolf on behalf of the Authors (16 Nov 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Nov 2022) by Andreas Petzold
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (22 Nov 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (23 Nov 2022)
ED: Publish as is (02 Dec 2022) by Andreas Petzold
Short summary
Recent studies estimate the radiative impact of contrails to be similar to or larger than that of emitted CO2; thus, contrail mitigation might be an opportunity to reduce the climate effects of aviation. A radiosonde data set is analyzed in terms of the vertical distribution of potential contrails, contrail mitigation by flight altitude changes, and linkages with the tropopause and jet stream. The effect of prospective jet engine developments and alternative fuels are estimated.
Final-revised paper