(redirected from Contrails)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Synonyms for contrail

an artificial cloud created by an aircraft

Related Words

References in periodicals archive ?
And if you do go to GemFaire, as I will, enjoy the beautiful work by the artisans who have their wares for sale, but just bypass the scary booth with the pictures of contrails.
Contrails, a concatenation of the phrase "condensation trails", were unknown until aircraft began reaching into higher and colder layers of the atmosphere during the 1910s.
Contrails are produced by hot aircraft engine exhaust mixing with the cold air that is typical at cruise altitudes several miles above Earth's surface, and are composed primarily of water in the form of ice crystals.
Contrails are clouds formed when water vapour condenses and freezes around small particles (aerosols) that exist in aircraft exhaust.
Air chemist Dr Gavin Phillips, of the University of Chester, said: "The long, thin clouds, or contrails, that form behind aircraft are caused by water vapour in the jet engine exhaust condensing as ice in cold air.
Modelling and Evaluation of Aircraft Contrails for 4-Dimensional Trajectory Optimisation," SAE Int.
In aeronautics, contrails are better known as what?
7% from same-month-year-ago--left the most distinct inflation contrails.
Researchers said aircraft will be able to lessen their contributions to global warming by avoiding the places where the thinly shaped clouds contrails are produced.
The research found that aircraft contribute less to global warming by avoiding the places where the thinly shaped clouds, called contrails, are produced by them even if that means flying further and emitting more carbon dioxide.
The Alternative Fuel Effects on Contrails and Cruise Emissions (ACCESS II) flights are set to begin May 7 and will be flown from NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif.
Summary: The straight horizontal white contrails left by Israeli jets criss-crossing Lebanese skies on a near daily basis are a common sight.
This was followed up by a breath-taking half-an-hour air show, the contrails flaunting the four colours of the nation.
More than 100 available videos show the predicted day and night sky conditions, depicting everything from clear blue skies with contrasting jet contrails to cloudy with lightning and a mix of freezing rain, snow and ice, MyWeather.