A numerical study of contrail development

Other literature type English OPEN
Boin, M. ; Levkov, L. (1994)
  • Journal: (issn: 1432-0576)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1007/s00585-994-0969-4
  • Subject:
    arxiv: Physics::Geophysics | Physics::Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics | Astrophysics::Earth and Planetary Astrophysics

In this study, 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. Two different primary ice nucleation parameterizations for deposition nucleation, condensation freezing, and contact freezing are applied. The model-predicted ice concentrations are compared to data measured during the International Cirrus Experiment (ICE), 1989.
Share - Bookmark