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A numerical simulation of a contrail

Abstract

The formation of a contrail from an aircraft flying near the tropopause is simulated using a three-dimensional mesoscale atmospheric model including a very complex scheme of parameterized cloud microphysical processes. The model predicted ice concentrations are in very good agreement with data measured during the International Cirrus Experiment (ICE), 1989. Sensitivity simulations were run to determine humidity forcing on the life time of contrails. (author) 4 refs.
Authors:
Levkov, L; Boin, M; Meinert, D [1] 
  1. GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH, Geesthacht (Germany)
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1997
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
ONERA-97-Vol.2; CONF-9610234-
Reference Number:
SCA: 540110; PA: FRC-98:000166; EDB-98:075772; SN: 98001913181
Resource Relation:
Conference: International colloquium: Impact of aircraft emissions upon the atmosphere, Paris (France), 15-18 Oct 1996; Other Information: PBD: 1997; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of impact of aircraft emissions upon the atmosphere. V. 2; PB: [299] p.
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; AIRCRAFT; EXHAUST GASES; CONDENSATES; TROPOPAUSE; FLOW MODELS; CLOUDS; GENERAL CIRCULATION MODELS; HUMIDITY; ICE
OSTI ID:
623671
Research Organizations:
Office National d`Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales (ONERA), 92 - Chatillon (France)
Country of Origin:
France
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE98002998; TRN: FR9800166
Availability:
OSTI as DE98002998
Submitting Site:
FR
Size:
pp. 449-453
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Levkov, L, Boin, M, and Meinert, D. A numerical simulation of a contrail. France: N. p., 1997. Web. doi:10.1016/B978-008042030-1/50082-2.
Levkov, L, Boin, M, & Meinert, D. A numerical simulation of a contrail. France. doi:10.1016/B978-008042030-1/50082-2.
Levkov, L, Boin, M, and Meinert, D. 1997. "A numerical simulation of a contrail." France. doi:10.1016/B978-008042030-1/50082-2. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.1016/B978-008042030-1/50082-2.
@misc{etde_623671,
title = {A numerical simulation of a contrail}
author = {Levkov, L, Boin, M, and Meinert, D}
abstractNote = {The formation of a contrail from an aircraft flying near the tropopause is simulated using a three-dimensional mesoscale atmospheric model including a very complex scheme of parameterized cloud microphysical processes. The model predicted ice concentrations are in very good agreement with data measured during the International Cirrus Experiment (ICE), 1989. Sensitivity simulations were run to determine humidity forcing on the life time of contrails. (author) 4 refs.}
doi = {10.1016/B978-008042030-1/50082-2}
place = {France}
year = {1997}
month = {Dec}
}