Aviation Solutions

Descending air curls outward and upward as it slams into the ground in a microburst near Denver's former Stapleton International Airport on July 6, 1984, during the CLAWS project. (Photo by Wendy Schreiber-Abshire, ©UCAR. This image is freely available for media & nonprofit use.)
How the Jumbo Outbreak of 1974 helped lead to safer air travel

It takes a sharp eye to find something positive in the wreckage of the worst swarm of U.S. tornadoes on record. Ted Fujita had just such... more

HEMS graphically displays obscuration of visibility in areas and the resulting flight categories. Photo courtesy Air Methods
Air Ambulance Pilots Rely on Weather Tool to Make Life-saving Decisions

It’s rush hour. The bumper-to-bumper traffic is creeping on a foggy, drizzly day. A horrific car accident has left a person... more

How investigating the atmosphere is improving our lives

April 27, 2012  •  There hasn’t been a single U.S. airline flight downed by wind shear in more than 15 years. That’s no accident. It’s... more