Phase diagram of homogeneously nucleated sulfuric acid droplets in a B 747 jet plume under cruising conditions. ... This surprising result is in accord with the calculations performed by Karcher et al.  who predicted that binary homogeneous droplet formation cannot be the dominant mechanism for visible contrail formation. In addition, we find strong evidence that activation of the combustion aerosols (soot) emitted by the jet engines was largely responsible for the creation of theanbsp;...
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