What aircraft leave behind
Jet traffic may be substantially increasing the number of tiny particles in the atmosphere and stimulating cloud growth.
From Science News, Vol. 154, No. 3, July 18, 1998, p. 47.
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Hofmann, D.J., et al. 1998. An analysis of 25 years of balloonborne aerosol data in search of a signature of the subsonic commercial aircraft fleet. Geophysical Research Letters 25(July 1):2433.
Monastersky, R. 1996. Ten thousand cloud makers. Science News 150(July 6):12.
David J. Hofmann
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics Laboratory
Boulder, CO 80303
NASA's Langley Research Center
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Mail Stop 420
Hampton, VA 23681-2199
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