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published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Weather Service
This NOAA webpage describes contrails and explains both their origins and how they spread out. The page includes a satellite image showing a dense accumulation of contrails over part of Europe. The page also includes a link to a University of Wisconsin webpage with four time-lapse images of contrails spreading over the course of an hour.
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Keywords: atmosphere, aviation, cloud, jet, sky
Record Creator: Metadata instance created September 11, 2011 by Ed Lee
Record Updated: Sep 11, 2011 by Ed Lee
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AIP Format
(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Weather Service, Silver Spring, 2004), WWW Document, (http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/fgz/science/contrail.php?wfo=fgz).
AJP/PRST-PER
What is a contrail and how does it form?, (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Weather Service, Silver Spring, 2004), <http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/fgz/science/contrail.php?wfo=fgz>.
APA Format
What is a contrail and how does it form?. (2004). Retrieved September 21, 2014, from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Weather Service: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/fgz/science/contrail.php?wfo=fgz
Chicago Format
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Weather Service. What is a contrail and how does it form?. Silver Spring: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Weather Service, 2004. http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/fgz/science/contrail.php?wfo=fgz (accessed 21 September 2014).
MLA Format
What is a contrail and how does it form?. Silver Spring: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Weather Service, 2004. 21 Sep. 2014 <http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/fgz/science/contrail.php?wfo=fgz>.
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