Image courtesy the SeaWiFS Project,
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE
One little victory in the life of a cloudconditions were good for contrail formation over eastern Canada on April 12, 2002. This true-color Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-View Sensor (SeaWiFS) image reveals dozens of long, linear clouds around Nova Scotia that were left
behind by jets flying between Europe and North
America. (Rush hour flights leaving Europe in the early morning would have been in this part of the world by early afternoon when SeaWiFS was flying overhead.)
This image originally appeared on the Earth Observatory. Click here to view the full, original record.