Photo: Airline Passengers, Relax: Turbulence Detectors Are on the Way



A map from the U.S. Aviation Digital Data Service depicts air turbulence over the continental United States, with green regions depicting light chop and red areas denoting heavy turbulence.

NASA researchers are developing two new technologies that will give pilots several minutes' warning so they can steer clear of the erratic, gusty winds.

Map courtesy NOAA Research


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