Is climate change going to make flights bumpier?

Not a fan of turbulence? Better go green.

17th September 2017
Is climate change going to make flights bumpier? (Getty)

Asked by: Eddie Lane, Sheffield

Images of the aftermath of turbulence battering an Aeroflot flight to Bangkok earlier this year raised questions about whether climate change might make such incidents more common. And, according to new research by Dr Paul Williams of the University of Reading, the answer is yes. Computer simulations suggest global warming will create stronger crosswinds in the high atmosphere – making severe turbulence much more likely. 

 

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