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Formation and Radiative Forcing of Contrail Cirrus

Kärcher, Bernd (2018) Formation and Radiative Forcing of Contrail Cirrus. Nature Communications, pp. 1-17. Nature Publishing Group. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-04068-0 ISSN 2041-1723

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Official URL: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-04068-0

Abstract

Aircraft-produced contrail cirrus clouds contribute to anthropogenic climate change. Observational data sets and modelling approaches have become available that clarify Formation pathways close to the source aircraft and lead to estimates of the global Distribution of their microphysical and optical properties. While contrail cirrus enhance the impact of natural clouds on climate, uncertainties remain regarding their properties and lifecycle. Progress in representing aircraft emissions, contrail cirrus and natural cirrus in global climate models together with tighter onstraints on the sensitivity of the climate system will help judge efficiencies of and trade-offs between mitigation options.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/120499/
Document Type:Article
Title:Formation and Radiative Forcing of Contrail Cirrus
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Kärcher, BerndDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0278-4980
Date:8 May 2018
Journal or Publication Title:Nature Communications
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1038/s41467-018-04068-0
Page Range:pp. 1-17
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
ISSN:2041-1723
Status:Published
Keywords:contrails climate mitigation
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:air traffic management and operations
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Climate, Weather and Environment
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Atmospheric Trace Species
Deposited By: Kärcher, Prof. Bernd
Deposited On:19 Jun 2018 09:02
Last Modified:23 Aug 2018 12:17

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