A case study of possible occurrence of a microburst Cell on 27 June 1985 over Palam airport
A severe thunderstorm occurred on 27 June 1985 over Palam airport. The height., speed and shape of the radar echoes and the surface meteorological parameters associated with the thunderstorm, recorded at Palam and Safdarjung airports, have been studied and analysed. The wind Instruments Installed at Palam airport at the two runway ends, at a distance of 3 km from each other, recorded surface winds of 78 and 25 kt respectively at the same time in gusts from nearly opposite directions.
The intense surface draft and other associated meteorological parameters, including changes in them, suggest that there was a microburst cell which moved across Palam airport causing a wind shear of more than 100kt over a distance of 3 km.
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