Concordiasi Balloon Launch
The Concordiasi research group has launched their final balloon for their 2010 project. I watched a balloon launch a couple of weeks ago, and finally have the photos ready to share. The large balloons carry experimental instruments to measure ozone and other particles in the atmosphere. Balloons can also transmit meteorological data back to the researchers and carry GPS instruments to track where the different measurements are taken. The goal of the project is to validate data to improve the use of polar orbiting satellite data over Antarctica. 19 balloons were launched this season.
Data and further information can be found at the Concordiasi website: http://www.cnrm.meteo.fr/concordiasi/