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Condensation trails are ideal for visualising wake turbulence



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Condensation trails are ideal for visualising wake turbulence
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Since they are ideal for displaying the two separate vortices of wake turbulence, good visibility of the condensation trails at cruising altitudes above 10,000 metres was essential for carrying out the tests. Experts at the DLR Institute of Atmospheric Physics used the Schmidt-Appleman criterion to predict the formation of condensation trails.
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