Microburst

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downburst

wind shear

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A downburst that covers an area less than 4 km along a side with peak winds that last 2–5 minutes.

Differential velocity across the divergence center is greater than 10 m s−1. The strong wind shears associated with a microburst can result in aircraft accidents.

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United States, National Weather Service, glossary [1]

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