Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Contrail - spreading.

Have a look at these images, captured 2 hrs apart by MODIS of TERRA & AQUA.
We can clearly decipher the transition of contrail to contrail cirrus clouds.......

Increasing air pollution by planes is definitely pointing towards increase the in Longwave radiative forcing and thereby increasing the global warming potential....

The Evolution of a Contrail

The Evolution of a Contrail

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Image credit: Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE MODIS Rapid Response Team, Goddard Space Flight Center. Caption by Adam Voiland., NASA earth observatory