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tlr online
30-01-04, 23:02
Thin streaky clouds called contrails crisscross the English Channel like a tangled spiderweb in this true-color Terra MODIS image from December 9, 2003. Contrails are formed in the wake of airplanes; very small airborne particles emitted in airplane exhaust attract water particles, acting as “seeds” for clouds (or cloud condensation nuclei, as they are scientifically named). But they only form when airplanes emit the tiny airborne particles into a clean, relatively stable, and very humid air-mass. Consequently, they tend only to form over or near large bodies of water. Continued accumulation forms the thin, streaky clouds pictured here. As the contrails age, they grow more and more indistinct, such as those in the lower left corner of the image.

http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/images/image01302004_md.jpg

Copyright 2004 NASA

Celli
30-01-04, 23:08
That is so cool! :D

I always thought the English Channel was wider than that though..

tlr online
30-01-04, 23:14
On a clear day we can see France.

NatEcho
30-01-04, 23:19
Kinda looks like frost on a window... http://mysmilies.com/images/confused.gif

Dorothy
04-02-04, 12:51
Great show again, Gaia! ;)

neil4768
04-02-04, 23:56
Originally posted by Celli:
That is so cool! :D

I always thought the English Channel was wider than that though..17 miles at narrowest and 110 at its widest

tazmine
05-02-04, 00:01
Originally posted by neil4768:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Celli:
That is so cool! :D

I always thought the English Channel was wider than that though..17 miles at narrowest and 110 at its widest</font>[/QUOTE]So, at what point does the Chunnel cross? You must tell me about your trip to Calais sometime, Neil. I'm planning to go there in October, & getting so excited. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

neil4768
05-02-04, 00:07
http://www.raileurope.com/images/misc/maps/uk.gif

The tunnel atrts in Folkstene just east of Dover on the map