Tuesday, May 18, 2021

The Great Dr. Ted Fujita

Ted Fujita was the most amazing meteorologist of my lifetime. 

Ted Fujita in 1993 during one of his visits to WeatherData, Inc.

He took a forensic approach to studying weather and, among other accomplishments, 

  • Discovered the downburst which stopped what was them the #1 cause of airline crashes
  • Created the Fujita Scale of tornado damage
  • Discovered so much about tornadoes that I can't list all it here
Photo of rain "curling" in a downburst
Copyright 1978, Michael R Smith

AccuWeather published a well-done biographical article Ted this morning. You'll enjoy reading more about him!

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