Contrail Information from the Netherlandsgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Here are some sites from the Netherlands with scientific studies of contrails. I find this quote particularly informative:
"They do not always vanish in a few minutes, as most people think. Often they linger around for a while and grow into long fat clouds. By that time nobody recognizes them anymore as the pollutive aftermath of airtravel. When contrails finally cause that hazy type of high cloudiness that meteorologists call 'cirrus', any relation with aviation seems too remote to be realistic.
Contrails and aviation-induced cirrus-cloudiness are generally underestimated where their possible effects on weather and climate are concerned. Especially too little is known about the cirrus-cloudiness that is caused by emissions of commercial aviation and consecutive chemical processes high in our skies."
Atmospheric effects of aircraft emissions Contrails (vliegtuigwolken) are bad news
Check out the satellite photo halfway down this page:
One link from a Ph.D. in the US: "Jet Trails May Change Global Climate"
-- nobody (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 24, 2000
Sorry, the satellite photo is on this page: Weersverwachting: zonnig met vliegtuigstrepen
-- nobody (email@example.com), January 24, 2000.
They may be mucking up the sky,but you'll thank your lucky stars when the anthrax spore start popping!
-- James (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 24, 2000.
From: Y2K, ` la Carte by Dancr (pic), near Monterey, California
The climate in The Netherlands is already quite overcast 200+ days per year. Hardly anyone has air conditioners, so it wouldn't be in anticipation of excessive draw on electricity during upcoming summer months. The weather angle, when it comes to The Netherlands, doesn't really ring true to me. How do we explain the EDB? The Netherlands is a very highly populated country.
-- Dancr (email@example.com), January 25, 2000.
On the website http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl? msg_id=002OxB the links Atmospheric effects of aircraft emissions and Contrails (vliegtuigwolken) are bad news are no longer valid.
The correct links are now: www.contrails.nl and www.meteologica.nl
Robert van Waning
-- Robert van Waning (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 16, 2003.