2 USING THE INTERNET TO TEACH WEATHER Christopher G. Herbster Applied Aviation SciencesDebbie SchaumApplied Aviation SciencesSusan SharpAeronautical ScienceEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityDaytona Beach, Florida
3 Our GoalInstructors will leave with internet resources to aid in teaching interpretation and application of weather phenomenon.
14 Thunderstorms/hazards Thunderstorm structureMicroburst - windshear and downburstsMicroburst graphics
15 Downbursts Glideslope XYZGlideslopeThe aircraft encounters point X, where it enters the microburst zone; a headwind causes it to rise above the normal glideslope. At the center of the microburst, point Y, there is a downdraft causing the aircraft to sink.The aircraft now enters the most lethal zone, point Z, where a sudden tailwind causes the aircraft to lose airspeed.