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Why do scientists propose reducing the flight altitude of airliners?




Climatologists made a proposal to reduce the flight altitude of passenger liners in order to reduce the effects of global warming. According to scientists, the whole thing is inversion traces from aircraft. These tracks, consisting of tiny ice crystals, inhibit heat as it tends to leave the earth's surface.

Being man-made clouds, they remain in the atmosphere for many hours.

At Imperial College London and the German Institute of Atmospheric Physics, researchers found that the effects of inversion traces on climate can be significantly reduced by adjusting the flights of some flights in altitude. The total force of the inversion traces generated by the liners following Japan was calculated.

The analysis showed that almost all the negative effects from the occurrence of inversion traces are directly related to flights of a limited number of aircraft. For example, over Japan, three quarters of such clouds appeared due to 2.2% of the routes done at a specific time and at a specific height. According to scientists, it is worth moving liners to another height, and inversion traces will affect the climate almost ten times less.



Also, together with a similar solution, the hope of a successful fight against warming is aroused by the prospect of using new types of aircraft engines involving dual combustion chambers. According to researchers, all this would reduce the impact of aircraft on the environment and climate by 56% compared to the current level.

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