vacation. Travel experts told The Sun why planes are shaking in the air and why the situation is getting worse.
To increase the speed of aircraft and reduce travel time, pilots use jet streams – fast moving narrow air currents in the atmosphere at high altitude. This is necessary to reduce fuel consumption and reduce the cost of flights. The problem is that in these same jet streams, sudden changes in wind speed and direction occur, which cause turbulence.
Experts note that over the past 40 years, wind changes have been recorded 15% more often. Accordingly, aircraft also enter turbulence zones more often. Simon Lee, author of the study at the University of Reading, attributes this to climate change. “Temperatures rise most rapidly in the Arctic, and in the stratosphere – at an altitude of about 12 km from the surface – they cool. This confirms earlier predictions of increased clear air turbulence that we are already seeing. This has serious implications for airlines, as passengers and crew face a greater risk of injury,” he said.
So-called clear-air turbulence is more dangerous than normal turbulence because it is harder to predict. Pilot Eser Aksan spoke about her experience: “Clear sky turbulence is the most difficult. We cannot see her. We don't know where it is and there is no way to fly around it. Therefore, we always tell passengers that they must wear a seat belt, even if the seat belt sign is turned off.”
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