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Global Distribution of Contrail Radiative Forcing

Minnis, P. and Schumann, U. and Doelling, D.R. and Gierens, K. and Fahey, D.W. (1999) Global Distribution of Contrail Radiative Forcing. Geophysical Research Letters, 26, pp. 1853-1856.

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Abstract

The global distribution of radiative forcing by persistent linear contrails has been estimated for 1992 and 2050 using global contrail cover computed for aircraft fuel consumption scenarios for the two periods, a detailed prescription of the radiative properties of the Earth’s surface and the cloudy atmosphere, and flux computations with an established radiative transfer model. The computed global mean radiative forcing by line-shaped contrails is ∼0.02 Wm<sup>-2</sup> in 1992 and ∼0.1 Wm<sup>-2</sup> in 2050. At northern mid-latitudes, the zonal mean forcing is five times larger than the global mean. Diffuse contrails and indirect effects of aircraft emissions on natural cirrus are not included in this study. Thus, the results are considered a minimum estimate of contrail effects.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/9036/
Document Type:Article
Title:Global Distribution of Contrail Radiative Forcing
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Minnis, P.NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Schumann, U.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Doelling, D.R.Analytical Services and Materials, Inc., Hampton, VA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Gierens, K.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Fahey, D.W.NOAA, Aeronomy Laboratory, Boulder, CO, USAUNSPECIFIED
Date:1999
Journal or Publication Title:Geophysical Research Letters
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:26
Page Range:pp. 1853-1856
Status:Published
Keywords:contrails, climate, radiation, global distribution
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:L VU - Air Traffic and Environment (old)
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L VU - Air Traffic and Environment
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Wake Vortices (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics
Deposited By: Löb, Ute
Deposited On:16 Sep 2005
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:14

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