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From: Mitigating the contrail cirrus climate impact by reducing aircraft soot number emissions

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Inferring the short-wave climate impact of contrail cirrus clusters from the integrated or initial contrail cirrus ice water mass and volume. Short-wave climate impact (total extinction) of contrail cirrus clusters integrated over the whole life cycle (colored points) as a function of a the contrail cirrus volume and ice water mass each integrated over the life cycle of the contrail cirrus cluster and b the initially formed contrail volume and ice water mass. In b the initially formed contrail volume and ice water mass were each normalized by their respective standard deviations. Each colored point represents a contrail cirrus cluster with the color indicating the short-wave radiative impact integrated over the cluster’s lifetime. The green circles in b contain the 50, 75 and 90% of contrail cirrus clusters with the smallest initial contrail volume and ice water mass

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