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The SIMPLE solution would be for each airliner to carry a few sets of reinforced carbon fibre pressure containers, that have either a glide device, or parachutes attached and flotation device for over water. When out of populated areas, the excess fuel can simply be pumped into these tanks, and jettisoned to be retrieved by dedicated recovery almost immediately.
Originally posted by sonicology
Originally posted by dashar
People up around Manchester area are enjoying beautiful blue clear cloudless skys .
Up here in the Northern Isles we haven't seen blue sky for the past 3 days, it's totally clouded over. There is however a thin layer of grey dust on the cars outside. Perhaps it is because we are closer to Iceland?
There isn't usually a lot of aircraft in the sky up here anyway, so to be honest I wouldn't have noticed that there was a flight ban if I hadn't been made aware of it from other sources.
Originally posted by weed whacker
reply to post by DCDAVECLARKE
I bet you five bob it rains, soon.
It's called WEATHER>
Deal with the reality, and stop with the nonsense and ignorance.
because, this is getting tiresome. And, logic has flown out the door, here at ATS...:shk:
Oh, and here..... Dublin weather forecast
Melting point 933.47 K
(660.32 °C, 1220.58 °F)
The name given by the Chumash tribe of Native Americans for the area now known as Los Angeles translates to "the valley of smoke". because of the smog from native campfires. Owing to geography, heavy reliance on automobiles, and the Los Angeles/Long Beach port complex, Los Angeles suffers from air pollution in the form of smog. The Los Angeles Basin and the San Fernando Valley are susceptible to atmospheric inversion, which holds in the exhausts from road vehicles, airplanes, locomotives, shipping, manufacturing, and other sources.
Fog is a cloud that is in contact with the ground. A cloud may be considered partly fog; for example, the part of a cloud that is suspended in the air above the ground is not considered fog, whereas the part of the cloud that comes in contact with higher ground is considered fog.
Fog is distinguished from mist only by its density, as expressed in the resulting decrease in visibility: Fog reduces visibility to less than 1 km, whereas mist reduces visibility to no less than 1 km but less than 2 km. For aviation purposes in the UK, a visibility of less than 2 km but greater than 999 m is considered to be mist if the relative humidity is 95% or greater - below 95% haze is reported.
The foggiest place in the world is the Grand Banks off the island of Newfoundland, the meeting place of the cold Labrador Current from the north and the much warmer Gulf Stream from the south. Some of the foggiest land areas in the world include Point Reyes, California and Argentia, Newfoundland and Labrador, each with over 200 foggy days per year.
Fog forms when the difference between temperature and dew point is generally less than 2.5 °C or 4 °F.
Fog begins to form when water vapor condenses into tiny liquid water droplets in the air. Conversely, water vapor is formed by the evaporation of liquid water or by the sublimation of ice. Since water vapor is colorless, it is actually the small liquid water droplets that are condensed from it that make water suspended in the atmosphere visible in the form of fog or any other type of cloud