Flying in cool clouds can produce snow or rain, research shows

07/6/2011 | Aviation Daily

Aircraft flying through supercooled clouds can create tunnels within the clouds and cause airports to experience more snow and rain, according to research by the National Center for Atmospheric Research. The research included the observation of two aircraft flying outside Denver International Airport that bore tunnels through cloud formations. Continuing research is planned to evaluate how aircraft impact on deep clouds can affect climate.

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