Accession Number : AD0692119

Title :   CONTRAILS FORECASTING

Corporate Author : CORNELL AERONAUTICAL LAB INC BUFFALO NY

Personal Author(s) : Jiusto, James E ; Pilie, Roland J

PDF Url : AD0692119

Report Date : Aug 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : The principles of contrail formation and dissipation are reviewed. Methods are described for predicting the occurrence of contrails and for estimating their persistence in a form suitable for weather station use. Contrail 'climatology' for long-range forecasts is discussed as are factors that affect the visual detection of contrails.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT PATHS, *NAVAL AIRCRAFT, *NAVAL OPERATIONS, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, CONDENSATION TRAILS, COOLING, DETECTION, HUMIDITY, ICE, JET STREAMS, MOISTURE, PREDICTIONS, VISIBILITY, WEATHER FORECASTING

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Meteorology
      Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE