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LEC research shows effects of World War Two bombing raids on weather

US B-17 bombers with contrails during World War 2 US B-17 bombers with contrails during World War 2

Collaborative research into the effects of aviation on climate during World War Two bombing raids by researchers at the Lancaster Environment Centre has been featured widely in international media.

The paper entitled "World War Two Bombing Raids Offer New Insight into the Effects of Aviation on Climate" published in International Journal of Climatology, used wartime weather records to reveal the impact of contrails caused by USAAF raids and daily temperature records.

Full citation: A. C. Ryan, A. R. MacKenzie, S. Watkins, R. Timmis, "World War II contrails: a case study of aviation-induced cloudiness", International Journal of Climatology, Wiley-Blackwell, July 2011 DOI: 10.1002/joc.2392

URL Upon publication: http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/joc.2392

Mon 18 July 2011

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