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Jet traffic linked to ice haze
Description: Planes may be making a high-altitude icy haze that is brightening US skies, according to a group of scientists. They have been looking for a reason why the total amount of solar radiation reaching the surface has been increasing over time. Their studies suggest that part of the story is that jet exhausts could be generating a layer of ice crystals that promotes a more diffuse type of light. This is giving clear blue skies more of a whitish tint. [Source: BBC News]
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Source: BBC News
Publish Date: 12/16/2015
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