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In Science

What are contrails and how do they form?

Contrails are the white, cloudlike trails left behind jets flying in the sky. They form when water vapor, a byproduct of the combustion taking place in the jet engines, conden (MORE)

Do contrails effect the weather?

Contrails can be considered to be cirrus clouds, since they are structurally the same. These high clouds have a strong tendency to allow shortwave solar radiation to pass thro (MORE)

What are contrails?

contrails are "clouds" formed by the hot, humid air from plane/jet engines which mixes with water vapor high in the sky, then turning into ice crystals which then create contr (MORE)
In Clouds

What are jet contrails?

Jet contrails are water condensation resulting from the rapid compression and decompression of the air around the wing as the airplane moves through the atmosphere. The atmo (MORE)