Jet contrails and cirrus cloud: a feasibility study employing high-resolution satellite imagery.

A. M. Carleton, P. J. Lamb

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Abstract

The results of a pilot study to assess the feasibility of documenting the occurrence of jet contrails over the US from high-resolution Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) imagery are presented. They are strongly positive, suggesting that 1) contrails can be distinguished from natural cirrus on the imagery; 2) contrails are consistently identifiable; 3) contrails often occur in association with the natural cirrus and frequently spread; and 4) this spreading could extend the accompanying natural cirrus shield.-from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)301-309
Number of pages9
JournalBulletin - American Meteorological Society
Volume67
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atmospheric Science

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