Methods Of Curbing Contrails Taking Shape

contrail clouds
Condensation trails can morph into cirrus clouds, the climate impacts of which are being assessed with improving accuracy.
Credit: Mark Wagner/Aviation Images
In rare instances, a practical solution to a thorny problem emerges faster than the understanding of the problem itself. This is what may be happening with condensation trails, or contrails, and their climate impact. Most experts agree that aviation’s non-CO2 effects account for the lion’s share of...

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