Turbulence is hard to see coming even on a plane’s radar, but bumpy flights could be greatly reduced if gravity waves can be read to predict when disturbances will occur, scientists say. Photo: SCMP Pictures

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Turbulence is hard to see coming even on a plane’s radar, but bumpy flights could be greatly reduced if gravity waves can be read to predict when disturbances will occur, scientists say. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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