How aircraft make rain (and snow): Planes influence local weather when they take off and land

Living near airports might not only lead to residents suffering sleepless nights – they could also have terrible weather, scientists say.

For aircraft increase the chances of snow and rain when they take off and land, an extraordinary study suggests.

Apparently the effects of jet planes punching through clouds are similar to ‘cloud seeding’ operations, where ice crystals are created in the atmosphere to make it rain.

The findings – published in the respected academic journal Science – are based on satellite images of clouds around airports and computer models of cloud behaviour.

The side-effect of flying is likely to be most obvious around the world’s busiest airports, such as Heathrow where more than 1,200 planes land or take off every day.

  • Share/Bookmark

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Radio Archives

Fundraising with GoGetFunding
Fundraising with GoGetFunding

Give Your Support

The Global Reality represents a tireless effort to search, gather, and present information that even some alternative media channels refuse to discuss, let alone the mainstream. This effort is provided with no advertisements, no selling of products or services that are irrelevant and useless. There is only one sponsor: YOU!

Support the information that's in your right to know, that "they" dare not want you to know.

Notice: We can now take manual credit card entries for DVD's or donations. Those who do not want to use Paypal can now send your credit card number, expiration date, 3 digit security code and zip code to along with the amount of purchase and we can process your order into our Paypal account without you having to use Paypal at all.

One-Time Donation

Donation Subscription

Monthly Recurring Donations
Your Own Amount: $

Join Us on FedBook