Definition of microburst in English:


Line breaks: micro|burst
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌɪkrə(ʊ)bəːst


  • A sudden, powerful, localized air current, especially a downdraught.
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    • With a flip of a switch, the same simulator will generate a microburst (powerful downdraft).
    • Thunderstorms present aviators with many meteorological hazards: extreme turbulence and icing, low-level wind shear, microbursts, lightning strikes, and hail.
    • At the time, I was looking for software to visualize my 3 - D model data of microbursts, severe downdrafts that sometimes descend from thunderstorm clouds.

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