vapor trail

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vapor trail




a visible condensation of water droplets or ice crystals from the atmosphere, occurring in the wake of an aircraft, rocket, or missile.
[1940–45; con(densation) trail]
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While his 2006 docu, Vapor Trail, focused on the former Clark Air Base in Angeles, Pampanga, Gianvito's latest film centers on the old Subic Naval Base in Olongapo, Zambales, and delves into the plight of families who have been affected by pollution.
The suit asserts that a vapor trail from the gas can ignited when the fuel came into contact with something burning in the barrel.
As he approached the flame, the charcoal simply caught the vapor trail and it follows the vapor trail to where the bulk of the substance is, which is on his body," said Dillard.
Users can also choose to receive start/stop reports; vapor trail reports; vehicle mileage reports; reports of poor driving, including aggressive driving, speeding or excessive idling sent to any e-mail address or cell phone; instant alerts if a vehicle deviates from its route or designated area; or ignition alerts.
Press TV showed footage of a rocket blasting off from a launchpad in the desert, leaving a thick vapor trail.
Finally, knowing the density of oxygen atoms at an altitude of 100 km, the researchers could estimate the width of a vapor trail.
If, on the other hand, the air was supersaturated, the condensation produced by propellers and air foils would persist, and a vapor trail would form.
See the explosion come out the other end--a lone vapor trail, high above the madness.
When I was 31, I began designing hydraulics," says Cohen, who along with Cobb calls the new company Vapor Trail, LLC.
Witnesses saw the rocket streaking through the clear blue sky over Israel's Mediterranean coast, leaving a white vapor trail.