The Thunderstorm Project 18th Conference on Severe Local Storms Luncheon Speech

The Thunderstorm Project 18th Conference on Severe Local Storms Luncheon Speech The Thunderstorm Project 18th Conference on Severe Local Storms Luncheon Speech* Roscoe R. Braham Jr. Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University at Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina In August 1940 a Penn Central DC-3 went down 1. Introductio n in a thunderstorm near Lovettsville, Virginia, killing Thank you, Dr. Biggerstaff. Ladie s and Gentlemen, Senator Lundeen from Minnesota and 24 others. At I appreciate the opportunity to talk to you about the the time it was the worst accident in the history of Thunderstor m Project (TSP), as w e approach the 50th America n commercial aviation. This was not the first, anniversary of its first field season. no r the last, commercial airliner to go down in an Perhaps it would be more appropriate if this talk encounte r with a thunderstorm, but it must have wer e given by Dr. Horace Byers, who was director caugh t the attention of Congress (Washington Post of the Thunderstor m Project. Unfortunatel y his physi- 1940; CA B 1940). cal condition prevents him from traveling. I talked In July 1943 an American Airlines DC-3 crashed with him recently, and he sends his regards. It would during http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

The Thunderstorm Project 18th Conference on Severe Local Storms Luncheon Speech

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American Meteorological Society
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1520-0477
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10.1175/1520-0477-77.8.1835
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The Thunderstorm Project 18th Conference on Severe Local Storms Luncheon Speech* Roscoe R. Braham Jr. Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University at Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina In August 1940 a Penn Central DC-3 went down 1. Introductio n in a thunderstorm near Lovettsville, Virginia, killing Thank you, Dr. Biggerstaff. Ladie s and Gentlemen, Senator Lundeen from Minnesota and 24 others. At I appreciate the opportunity to talk to you about the the time it was the worst accident in the history of Thunderstor m Project (TSP), as w e approach the 50th America n commercial aviation. This was not the first, anniversary of its first field season. no r the last, commercial airliner to go down in an Perhaps it would be more appropriate if this talk encounte r with a thunderstorm, but it must have wer e given by Dr. Horace Byers, who was director caugh t the attention of Congress (Washington Post of the Thunderstor m Project. Unfortunatel y his physi- 1940; CA B 1940). cal condition prevents him from traveling. I talked In July 1943 an American Airlines DC-3 crashed with him recently, and he sends his regards. It would during

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Published: Aug 1, 1996

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