Show Me Some Science! Microbursts

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In this episode, we pop a giant fog-filled balloon!

What’s Happening?

When the balloon is popped, it is falling. After it pops, the air and fog inside continue to fall. This occurs because air has mass, and intertia.

This demonstrates what happens during a microburst, a localized column of sinking air that occurs naturally in our atmosphere.