Evidence from the drawings, experiments, and writings of Leonardo da Vinci are presented to demonstrate that da Vinci recognized and, possibly, discovered the downburst and understood its associated airflow. Other early references to vortex flows resembling downbursts are mentioned.
Research Article| 1 May 1990
Leonardo da Vinci and the Downburst
Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. (1990) 71 (5): 649–655.
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Gedzelman, S. D., 1990: Leonardo da Vinci and the Downburst. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 71, 649–655, https://doi.org/10.1175/1520-0477(1990)071<0649:LDVATD>2.0.CO;2.
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