Contrails and Aviation-cirrus
Checked and updated: April 6, 2004
NOAA Issues Draft Policy to Foster "Fair Weather" Partnerships
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Broken links (update April 5, 2004)
the regional climatic impact of contrails: microphysical
and radiative properties of contrails and natural cirrus clouds
cirrus also act as natural cloud seeder and strongly modulate
the radiatively-important upper tropospheric water vapor budget.
Cloudiness Trends and Their Relationship to Aviation and Contrails
AEAP: Atmospheric Effects of Aviation Project. The AEAP Project
At the direction of Randy Kawa, the AEAP web
pages have been removed.
Studies of the Freezing Conditions of Sulfate Particles and Soot/Sulfate
Particles in Upper Tropospheric Conditions
Radiative Forcing By Contrails
Research Service Report
on Contrail observations
Issue Brief on Global
contrails', an article by science-journalist Carl Koppeschaar
in KIJK Magazine (Dutch)
cirrus also act as natural cloud seeder and strongly modulate the
radiatively-important upper tropospheric water vapor budget.
Trails May Change Global Climate", published by Claire Gilbert, Ph.D.
Ecobalance chapter of the Climate Train
Emissions from a flight from Frankfurt to Kyoto, compared with those from
the same journey by train and boat.
The Right Price for Air Travel
FOE's international campaign for taxes on aviation fuel or equivalent
charges for environmental impact
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Flying off to a Warmer Climate <flying/mf.html>
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Climate Train to-Kyoto <climatetrain/mf.html>
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COP3 in Kyoto -full report online including many photos.
Climate Engineering <cleng/mf.html>
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