Ships’ emissions create measurable regional change in clouds

Ships’ emissions create measurable regional change in clouds


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Years of cloud data over a shipping route between Europe and South Africa shows that pollution from ships has significantly increased the reflectivity of the clouds. More generally, the results suggest that industrial pollution’s effect on clouds has masked about a third of the warming due to fossil fuel burning since the late 1800s…

Read Full Article, Science Daily (03-24-2020)

Summer Ship Tracks in the Pacific; NASA / GISS (09-04-2018)
In August 2018, long, narrow clouds stood out against the backdrop of marine clouds blanketing much of the North Pacific Ocean. Known as ship tracks, the distinctive clouds form when water vapor condenses around the tiny particles emitted by ships in their exhaust. Ship tracks typically form in areas where thin, low-lying stratus and cumulus clouds are present…

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