Potential Climate Change

Impacts on Aviation

Adaptation Options

Operations and Interruptions

Infrastructure

Changes in Operations

Changes in Infrastructure Design and Materials

Other

Precipitation: changes in seasonal precipitation and river flow patterns

Benefits for safety and reduced interruptions if frozen precipitation shifts to rainfall

Inadequate or damaged pavement drainage systems

 

Increases in drainage capacity and improvement of drainage systems supporting runways and other paved surfaces

 

Storms: more frequent strong hurricanes (Category 4-5)

More frequent interruptions in air service

Damage to landside facilities (e.g., terminals, navigation aids, fencing around perimeters, signs)

 

Hardening of terminals and other facilities

 



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