Accession Number : ADA262127


Title :   A Statistical Characterization of Denver-Area Microbursts. Revision


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : NATIONAL CENTER FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH BOULDER CO


Personal Author(s) : Elmore, Kimberly L ; McCarthy, John


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262127.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 56


Abstract : This document describes statistical characteristics of microbursts that occurred in the Denver area during the summers of 1982 and 1984. The Joint Airport Weather Studies (JAWS) Project, conducted between 15 May and 13 August 1982, is the primary data source for this report, and radar data from the Classify, Locate and Avoid Wind Shear (CLAWS) Project are also included for microburst lines and low-reflectivity microbursts. All surface mesonet data come from the JAWS Project. This report describes the statistical characteristics of the JAWS and CLAWS data that have been analyzed to date and is intended to be used as a working document. It is primarily a compendium of several different sources brought together in a single document.... Microburst, Microburst line, JAWS, CLAWS, Denver area, Statistical characteristics, Ground-based sensors, Parent storm structure, Radar-derived.


Descriptors :   *WEATHER , *WIND SHEAR , *AIRPORTS , AIRCRAFT , WIND , ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE , WIND VELOCITY , BAROMETRIC PRESSURE , SUMMER , DEW POINT , COLORADO , REFLECTIVITY , RAINFALL , GROUND BASED , WIND DIRECTION , RADAR , SURFACES , STORMS


Subject Categories : Meteorology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE