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AERODYNAMIC TRAIL [1 record]

Record 1 1999-03-16

English

Subject field(s)
  • Atmospheric, Climatic and Meteorological Phenomena
  • Hydrology and Hydrography
  • Flights (Air Transport)
DEF

Condensation trail formed in rare atmospheric conditions by the rapid expansion of air during the passage of an aircraft, and particularly in the eddies at the wing tips and at the ends of the propeller blades.

OBS

Not to be confused with condensation, distrail, or exhaust trail.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Phénomènes météorologiques, climatiques et atmosphériques
  • Hydrologie et hydrographie
  • Vols (Transport aérien)
DEF

Traînée de condensation formée dans de rares conditions atmosphériques par la détente rapide de l'air au passage d'un aéronef, en particulier dans les tourbillons des extrémités des bouts d'ailes et des pales d'hélices.

OBS

Ne pas confondre les traînées de condensation, de dissipation ou d'échappement.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Fenómenos meteorológicos, climáticos y atmosféricos
  • Hidrología e hidrografía
  • Vuelos (Transporte aéreo)
DEF

Estela de condensación que se forma, en condiciones atmosféricas muy especiales, por la expansión rápida del aire al paso de una aeronave, en particular en los remolinos producidos en los extremos de las alas y en las palas de la hélice.

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