Title

The Microburst Wind Shear Phenomena: The pursuit and defeat of one of the greatest killers in aviation history

Submitting Campus

Prescott

Department

Department of Meteorology

Document Type

Video

Publication/Presentation Date

11-15-2014

Abstract/Description

Dr. John McCarthy, presents a talk on the history of microburst research and the development of low-level wind shear avoidance technology at an undergraduate research seminar at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona, on Nov. 15, 2013. Dr. McCarthy was one of the pioneers of microburst research during his career, and his talk presents a success story about how scientists from multiple institutions and governmental agencies were able to work together to identify a threat to aviation safety and develop technologies for its avoidance.

Location

AC1-104

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