The aviation sector has been eager to find ways to reduce its environmental footprint. Condensation trails (or so-called “contrails”) have been identified as a contributor to flights’ impact on the climate. Research is now conducted to better understand the physical process underlying their formation.
High-quality sky images of such contrails are key to identifying the formation process and to follow the development on a large-scale and over long periods of time.
The final objective is to expand our knowledge on the formation of contrails to develop strategies to lower the impact of aviation on global climate.