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Published February 26, 1998 | public
Journal Article

Clouds, contrails and climate


Cirrus clouds warm the Earth. Their formation is incompletely understood, but recent studies hint that they can evolve from jet contrails. This is an unsuspected, but possibly important, effect of human activity on climate — offering a new way to study the processes involved.

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