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New research shows that the North Atlantic will prove a bumpier ride for airliners from increased clear air turbulence from a warming atmosphere

A More Energetic Atmosphere Leading to More Turbulence for Aviation

Clear air turbulence is the bane of air crew and passenger alike. Unlike easily recognizable turbulent air from mountain ranges and clouds, clear air turbulence is invisibile both to pilot and radar until it is encountered – and the drink ends up on your lap. This sort of turbulence, lurking in the stratosphere where airliners operate, comes from the energy…

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