dissipation trail

dissipation trail

[‚dis·ə′pā·shən ‚trāl]
(fluid mechanics)
A clear rift left behind an aircraft as it flies in a thin cloud layer; the opposite of a condensation trail. Also known as distrail.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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