Ice and Medicine at the end of the earth

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:

3 responses

  1. grandma

    Hi Jessie – looks like you are leading a very interesting life. How can you stand the cold??? I am looking forward to hearing more about your experiences. Love, Grandma

    (Myrtle’s kind friend, Jan, is letting us use her computer! We got thru most of your blog – grandma is thrilled. love, mom)

    October 30, 2010 at 9:09 AM

    • HI GRANDMA!! I am so glad that you got to read my stories and see my photos. I cannot wait to show you more. I love you,

      October 30, 2010 at 9:17 AM

  2. Kelly

    neat! what a site I bet!

    October 30, 2010 at 11:10 AM

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