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The Thunderstorm Project of 1946

Course Description

Aviation advanced during WW-2, but it was clear afterward that weather remained a serious problem to flight safety. In 1945 Congress directed the Weather Bureau to learn more about thunderstorms. Fortunately, tools and manpower were at hand at war's end for "The Thunderstorm Project." Using radar, aircraft and dense observations, all for the first time, data were collected in Florida (1946) and Ohio (1947). Results were taken to the University of Chicago where project scientists and technicians, working without computers, of course, compiled and published a final report in 1949. "The Thunderstorm," usually referred to simply as "Byers & Braham, 1949" is the most-often cited reference in meteorological literature.

Please note: this course requires membership in Silver Frogs Membership Fall 2019

Number of Seat(s) Available: There are 20 openings remaining at this time.

Dates:October 24, 2019
Meets:Th from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Instructor:Dan Smith
Fee: $0.00Fee Breakdown