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Corresponding author address: Dr. Patrick Minnis, NASA Langley Research Center, MS 420, Hampton, VA 23681. Email: p.minis@nasa.gov

Corresponding author address: Dr. Patrick Minnis, NASA Langley Research Center, MS 420, Hampton, VA 23681. Email: p.minis@nasa.gov

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  • Angell, J K., 1999: Variation with height and latitude of radiosonde temperature trends in North America, 1975–94. J. Climate, 12 , 25512561.

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  • Douglass, D H., B D. Pearson, and S F. Singer, 2004: Altitude dependence of atmospheric temperature trends: Climate models versus observation. Geophys. Res. Lett., 31 .L13208, doi:10.1029/2004GL020103.

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  • Hansen, J., and Coauthors, 1997: Forcings and chaos in interannual to decadal climate change. J. Geophys. Res., 102 , 2567925720.

  • Meerkötter, R., U. Schumann, D R. Doelling, P. Minnis, T. Nakajima, and Y. Tsushima, 1999: Radiative forcing by contrails. Ann. Geophys., 17 , 10701084.

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  • Minnis, P., J K. Ayers, R. Palikonda, and D N. Phan, 2004: Contrails, cirrus trends, and climate. J. Climate, 17 , 16711685.

  • Palikonda, R., P. Minnis, D P. Duda, and H. Mannstein, 2005: Contrail coverage derived from 2001 AVHRR data over the United States of America and surrounding areas. Meteor. Z., in press.

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  • Rind, D., P. Lonergan, and K. Shah, 2000: Modeled impact of cirrus cloud increases along aircraft flight paths. J. Geophys. Res., 105 , 1992719940.

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  • Shine, K P., 2005: Comments on “Contrails, cirrus trends, and climate.”. J. Climate, 18 , 27812782.

  • Stordal, F., G. Myhre, W. Arlander, T. Svendby, E. J. G. Stordal, W B. Rossow, and D S. Lee, 2004: Is there a trend in cirrus cloud cover due to air traffic? Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 4 , 64736501.

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  • Strauss, B., R. Meerkötter, B. Wissinger, P. Wendling, and M. Hess, 1997: On the regional climatic impact of contrails: Microphysical and radiative properties of contrails and natural cirrus clouds. Ann. Geophys., 15 , 14571467.

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  • Travis, D J., A M. Carleton, and R G. Lauritsen, 2002: Contrails reduce daily temperature range. Nature, 418 , 601.

  • Zerefos, C S., K. Eleftheratos, D S. Balis, P. Zanis, G. Tselioudis, and C. Meleti, 2003: Evidence of impact of aviation on cirrus cloud formation. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 3 , 16331644.

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