vapor trail


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vapor trail

[′vā·pər ‚trāl]
(meteorology)
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While focusing a telescope on objects in deep space, researchers happened to collect images that enabled them to answer a question much closer to home: How wide are the glowing vapor trails known as meteors?
They come in so fast it's hard to tell where they're coming from, but frequently you could see a vapor trail start to form, like a cloud standing on end.
From that, Lehmacher and his team can analyze upper-atmospheric winds by tracking how the vapor trails form, billow, disperse and diffuse.
These contrails were known as vapor trails and were of tremendous concern.
In the poem "Dry Heiligenschien," she writes: "the dream field with vapor trails pinned / against the sky.
High up where their Allison engines leave long vapor trails, P-38 Lightnings pursue dangerous photographic missions.
In April this year the band released Snakes and Arrows, their first all-new album since 2002's Vapor Trails.
RUSH have ended a five-year absence from the recording studios with new album Vapor Trails.
sister to my mother, father like a twin, twins like vapor trails on clear nights