Jump to content
Thunder?
Local
Radar
Pollen
IGNORED

How the Jumbo Outbreak of 1974 helped lead to safer air travel


knocker
 Share

Recommended Posts

Posted
  • Location: Camborne
  • Location: Camborne

    Tornadoes, microbursts, and silver linings

     

    It takes a sharp eye to find something positive in the wreckage of the worst swarm of U.S. tornadoes on record. Ted Fujita had just such an eye, and millions of Americans are safer in the air because of it.

     

    http://www2.ucar.edu/atmosnews/features/11336/tornadoes-microbursts-and-silver-linings

    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    • Replies 1
    • Created
    • Last Reply

    Top Posters In This Topic

    Popular Days

    Top Posters In This Topic

    Posted
  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks
  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks

    Interesting to read that,  Fujitas' work is largely responsible for the system in operation in the Sates which ATC use to stop all aircraft movements in and out of airports when certain criteria from doppler radar reaches a certain value.

    A DC 10 at, I think, Chicago, is perhaps the last major accident due to downdrafts, before everyone in th the US accepted his guidelines. 

    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now
     Share

    ×
    ×
    • Create New...