Sunday, November 4, 2018
"Air Disasters" Terrible Omission
In addition to some mischaracterizations of facts there is a terrible omission: the producers (the Smithsonian of all organizations) credit NASA with discovering and researching the microburst.
That couldn't be more wrong. The discoverer of the microburst was Dr. Ted Fujita along with his mentor Dr. Horace Byers. Their discovery was published in the February, 1977, edition of the meteorological journal Monthly Weather Review.
ADDITION: On LinkedIn I have been criticized for writing this post and implying the omission was not an accident. I have good reasons for writing the post as it is written and I stand by it.