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Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements (FAAM) Aircraft Data for the CCOntrails Spreading into Cirrus (COSIC) Project

Status: Not defined
Publication State: published

Abstract

The ultimate aim of the CCOntrails Spreading into Cirrus (COSIC) project is, for the first time, to build a physically based parameterization of aviation induced cirrus to determine its role in climate change. The project aims to conduct studies of water vapour, ice crystal habit, turbulence and radiative properties of contrail as it either spreads into cirrus or dissipates. Boundary conditions for LEM studies of contrail lifecycles will be delivered and Measurements of radiative forcing from spreading contrail taken for comparison to other cases. Case studies for testing later contrail cirrus parameterization in the Unified Model will be also be considered.

Citable as:Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements; Met Office; Natural Environment Research Council; Forster, P. (2009): Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements (FAAM) Aircraft Data for the CCOntrails Spreading into Cirrus (COSIC) Project. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. http://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/c094d0290b9c08f9f23f6388eb4c7017
Abbreviation: cosic
Keywords: COSIC, FAAM, water vapour, ice crystal habit, turbulence

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2009-06-03T08:55:49
End time:
2011-03-19T19:24:15
Geographic Extent

 
58.0495°
 
-7.1088°
 
2.0100°
 
50.2327°