Critical Issues in Aviation and the Environment 2014: Climate Change Adaptation Planning and Preparedness

Recent weather events (record-breaking heat waves, drought, flooding and extreme storms) have increased some airports’ awareness of the potential importance of planning for future climate conditions and associated weather risks to infrastructure and operations. This chapter presents background information on projected climate changes and weather, current government adaption initiatives, gaps in current design criteria, considerations regarding potential operational impacts, and describes a future vision of resiliency for airports. Recent research is also summarized, including a directly applicable case study and ongoing research needs.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 45-58
  • Monograph Title: Critical Issues in Aviation and the Environment 2014
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01529939
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 25 2014 8:20AM