The Joint Airport Weather Studies (JAWS) Project will investigate the microburst event, having 2–10 km spatial and 2–10 min temporal scales, at Denver's Stapleton International Airport during the summer of 1982. JAWS applications and technology transfer objectives include: broadening the data base; providing data for real-time detection of thunderstorm hazards for dissemination to the public and avaiation communities; examining aircraft performance in wind shear; providing a real-time test for display software; identifying which scales of atmospheric motion are pertinent to applied objectives; providing a test of optimal Doppler radar placement suitable for metropolitan and airport terminal coverage; and describing in more detail the microburst hazard.

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1A version of this paper appears in the Preprints of the Conference on Radar Meterology, American Meterological Society, 30 November–3 December 1981, Boston, Mass. Information concerning the Joint Airport Weather Studies Project (JAWS) can be obtained from one of the following: Dr. John McCarthy, JAWS Project Office, National Center for Atmospheric Research, P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, Colo. 80307 (Phone: (303) 497-0651 or FTS 322-7651); Dr. T. Theodore Fujita, JAWS Project Office, Dept. of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, 5734 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, 111. 60637 (Phone: (312) 753-8639).

2NCAR is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.