For those of you who don't know yet, TARFOX stands for Tropospheric Aerosol Radiative Forcing Observational eXperiment and is a NASA project. You can
check out their site and see an image here, geo.arc.nasa.gov...
I'm sure most of you have seen that, however I found some new documents related to it. Some of these documents CLEARLY OUTLINE airplanes spraying
aerosal into the atmoshere.
I did an archive search on their site, which basically allows you to browse their site as it looked 10+ years ago. I'll quote some information that I
"Greenhouse gases decrease the outgoing radiation from the Earth, tending to increase its temperature (a positive radiative forcing), whereas aerosol
particles can either increase or decrease the outgoing radiation by scattering and absorption (direct effect) and by changing the reflectivity,
duration, and extent of clouds (indirect effect)."
It states in the next paragraph "An important step in reducing these uncertainties is to measure the direct radiative forcing by tropospheric
aerosols over various regions of the globe while simultaneously measuring the properties of the responsible aerosols"
The link to read the whole thing is here - web.archive.org...
NASA has since taken down that page, as well as this page, web.archive.org...
contains more links and info on the project. There's TONS of really interesting stuff on there, too much to post.
Also, it states in one of those pages that the Joint Research Centre (european commission) is working with them on, because they felt that by doing
these experiments all around the globe, it would give them better results. I found a link to their involvement in it, which has since been removed the
original site, but again, I used the archive tool to look it up and found it -