Picture: Contrails from Space

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Picture: Contrails from Space

Post#1 » Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:05 pm

This comes from the European Space Agency. If this was a natural phenomenon, why do they only appear from Cincinatti to Pittsburgh? I guess planes weren't flying anywhere else that day.

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http://earth.esa.int/cgi-bin/satimgsql.pl?show_url=928

From the article:

"Contrails could potentially have an impact on the Earth's climate, especially as they often spread out to form persistent artificial cirrus clouds which would not otherwise have existed. As part of ESA's Data User Element, the Agency is working on a project called CONTRAILS to develop a satellite-based service to monitor daily contrail and cirrus cloud production over Europe and the North Atlantic, some of the busiest airspace in the world. The project concludes at the end of this year, with the results of its detailed assessment of the greenhouse impact of aviation-induced contrails being due in 2006."

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Slideshow of contrails

Post#2 » Sun Jul 22, 2007 2:39 pm

Check out this vid.

It's a slideshow of mass spraying pics set to a reggae tune being sung in German or Dutch or something. Quite a few great shots in here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFW7kvLU9ws&NR=1

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