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an artificial cloud created by an aircraft

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The information to be provided under this contract will facilitate the Commission, the stakeholders and national authorities to have detailed information and understanding on the formation of condensation trails related to the use of biofuels and kerosene blends.
The term chemtrail is derived from "chemical trail" just as contrail is an abbreviation for the condensation trail left by commercial aircraft.
Therefore, it should come as no surprise that Longbottom was keenly interested in condensation trails.
A measure of the continuing importance of condensation trails is the series of contrail studies sponsored by the ARC.
For whatever reason, in September 1942, NACA's Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory issued a report on condensation trails.
The scientists also analyzed the makeup of condensation trails, or contrails, those long, straight clouds often created by jets.
Detractors -- including the British bases, which have been accused of being the culprits - however say the trails are nothing more than condensation trails or contrails which form when exhaust gases from passing passenger jet engines combine with very cold, humid air at high altitude.
The term chemtrail is derived from "chemical trail" in the same way as contrail is an abbreviation for the condensation trail left by commercial aircraft.
Although ubiquitous today, condensation trails were apparently unknown until World War I.
Furthermore, his report offers convincing evidence that Nead saw condensation trails over the Argonne region and not smoke trails.
The fat puffy plumes arching up over the horizon were unlike any aircraft condensation trails ("contrails") he had ever seen.
These pencil-thin condensation trails are short-lived, evaporating into invisibility as exhaust gases cool quickly to the surrounding air temperature.
Clarke suggests that the particles entrained in the rising methane plume would act as condensation nuclei for water vapor in the air and would cause ice crystals to form, just as condensation trails are left behind airplanes.
2] emissions are expected to rise to 4 percent of the industrial total, ozone concentrations will increase 13 percent, condensation trails will increase by 0.