The Art of Eric Buechel & Contrails

Contrails; short for "condensation trails") or vapor trails are line-shaped clouds sometimes produced by aircraft engine exhaust, typically at aircraft cruise altitudes several miles above the Earth's surface. Contrails are composed primarily of water, in the form of ice crystals. The combination of water vapor in aircraft engine exhaust and the low ambient temperatures that often exists at these high altitudes allows the formation of the trails. Impurities in the jet exhaust from the fuel, including sulfur compounds (0.05% by weight in jet fuel) provide some of the particles that can serve as sites for water droplet growth in the exhaust and, if water droplets form, they might freeze to form ice particles that compose a contrail. Their formation can also be triggered by changes in air pressure in wingtip vortices or in the air over the entire wing surface. - Wiki

Untitled: From the contrails series, 40" x 60" D-Prints By Eric Buechel

Untitled: From the contrails series, 40" x 60" D-Prints By Eric Buechel

"For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return". - Leonardo da Vinci

Untitled: From the contrails series, 40" x 60" D-Prints By Eric Buechel

Untitled: From the contrails series, 40" x 60" D-Prints By Eric Buechel

Untitled: From the contrails series, 40" x 60" D-Prints By Eric Buechel

Untitled: From the contrails series, 40" x 60" D-Prints By Eric Buechel

My Contrail Education Studies, NASA - Link

CLOUDS CAUSED BY AIRCRAFT EXHAUST MAY WARM THE U.S. CLIMATE, NASA - Link

On the trail of contrails, Earth Data, NASA - Link

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Eric Buechel

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Pleasant Hill, Tennessee 38578

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Eric Buechel

P.O. Box 277

Pleasant Hill, Tennessee 38578

(931) 881-7806