DEIMOS-1 Image of the week (acquired 07/01/2015): Channel Islands Contrails2017-12-23T09:25:58+00:00

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DEIMOS-1 Image of the week (acquired 07/01/2015): Channel Islands Contrails

The image shows contrails over the islands of Guernsey (upper left) and Jersey lower right) in the English Channel, off the French coast of Normandy. Exhaust emissions from jet aircraft contain large amounts of water vapour which, under certain atmospheric conditions, will condense to form elongated cloud-like patterns in the sky. Contrails could have an impact on global climate, affecting the Earth´s radiative balance.