Surging heat may limit aircraft takeoffs globally

Credit: Andia/UIG via Getty ImagesImagine boarding a summertime flight at LaGuardia Airport in New York City, only to be told that the airline needs a dozen or so passengers to take a later flight because its too hot outside for the plane to take off fully loaded.That could become a common scenario at 19 major airports worldwide as extreme heat caused by global warming disrupts an increasing number of flights departing during the hottest times of day, according to a new Columbia University study. If human greenhouse gas emissions are not reduced, global average temperatures are expected to rise by more than 4C (7.2F) by 2100. But high temperatures at the worlds busiest airports could rise even more by up to 8C (14.4F), leading to more days each year that are hotter than average, especially at airports in the tropics, according to the study, published Thursday in the journal Climatic Change. By 2065, LaGuardia Airport could see about 25 days each year that will be hotter than todays

Surging heat may limit aircraft takeoffs globally

Rising temperatures due to global warming will make it harder for many aircraft around the world to take off in coming decades, says a new study. During the hottest parts of the day, 10 to 30 ...

Thu 13 Jul 17 from Phys.org

Surging heat may limit aircraft takeoffs globally, Thu 13 Jul 17 from ScienceDaily

Air is less dense in extreme heat, which prevents an airplane's wings from generating enough lift to take off.

Credit: Andia/UIG via Getty ImagesImagine boarding a summertime flight at LaGuardia Airport in New York City, only to be told that the airline needs a dozen or so passengers ...

Mon 17 Jul 17 from Discovery News

Climate change is making it harder for airplanes to take off

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Thu 13 Jul 17 from Engadget

Rising temperatures spell plane take-off woes: study

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Thu 13 Jul 17 from Daily Mail

Climate change is going to make air travel even more nightmarish, study says

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Thu 13 Jul 17 from The Verge

Delays ahead: Heat waves to disrupt airplanes' ability to take off

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Thu 13 Jul 17 from USA today

The Sky is Falling Friday Part 1: Study: Aircraft Will Have More Difficulty Flying Because Climate

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A study published by Columbia University has suggested climate will disrupt future flight operations because it will be more difficult for aircraft to take off. Climate ...

Fri 14 Jul 17 from Watts Up With That?

Global warming may limit airplane takeoffs in coming decades

As climate change brings high temperatures around the globe, new research suggests some airplanes could struggle to takeoff.

Thu 13 Jul 17 from UPI

Thanks, Climate Change: Heat Waves Will Keep on Grounding Planes

Forget about rain delays or missing flight crews. Climate change means the real problem for aviation will be heat waves.

Thu 13 Jul 17 from Wired Science

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