Weather science has done wonders but, for the purposes of aviation, nothing exceeds the conquering of the downburst.
|From a news story five years ago.|
Here is one of my seven photos of the lifecycle on a downburst.
The stress on Ted Fujita (center, below), because of his unpopular downburst hypothesis, was unimaginable. The "consensus" throughout meteorology was that he was mistaken.
|Dr. Ted Fujita visiting WeatherData, Inc.|
I tell the entire story of the conquering of the downburst, including the important litigation that followed the Delta crash, here.