Contrails reduce daily temperature range.

  title={Contrails reduce daily temperature range.},
  author={David J. Travis and Andrew M. Carleton and Ryan G. Lauritsen},
  volume={418 6898},
The potential of condensation trails (contrails) from jet aircraft to affect regional-scale surface temperatures has been debated for years, but was difficult to verify until an opportunity arose as a result of the three-day grounding of all commercial aircraft in the United States in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001. Here we show that there was an anomalous increase in the average diurnal temperature range (that is, the difference between the daytime maximum and… CONTINUE READING
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