Monday, April 19, 2010

Planes and weather

All planes grounded and we get several straight days of lovely sunny weather. Any connection between high-altitude aviation-related waste products and vapour trails on the one hand, and cold nights/hot days? Does "clear the skies" = clear skies?

4 comments:

James Higham said...

What's your theory?

Paddington said...

Probably just a coincidence. In theory, the water vapour from combustion warms the Earth, the particulates reflect sunlight, and so cool it. In practice, these are dwarfed by cars and power stations.

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Sackerson said...

Thought I'd seen something about this before:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn2926-aircraft-vapour-trails-are-climate-scourge-.html