Air Turbulence Expected To Increase Drastically In The Near Future

October 6, 2017

A new study reveals airplane rides may be a lot bumpier in the future. An article printed in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, scientists predict the higher rates of severe turbulence around the world will happen during 2050 to 2080. During that time it's believed severe turbulence over the North Atlantic would increase by 188%, 113% over North America, and 161% over Europe.  While turbulence does not usually pose a major danger to flights, it is responsible for hundreds of passenger injuries every year. It is also by far the most common cause of serious injuries to flight attendants. Turbulence is thought to cost United States air carriers up to $200 million annually.


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