Superpressure Balloons for Weather Research

D. Ray Booker The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.

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Lynn W. Cooper The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.

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Abstract

A system of fabricating and flying several types of superpressure balloons has been developed. This system includes balloons which are launched from the ground and from a light aircraft. These balloons have been used for a study of airflow over mountains but are equally well suited for many other meteorological experiments. A description of the essential techniques of using these and other small superpressure balloons is presented.

Abstract

A system of fabricating and flying several types of superpressure balloons has been developed. This system includes balloons which are launched from the ground and from a light aircraft. These balloons have been used for a study of airflow over mountains but are equally well suited for many other meteorological experiments. A description of the essential techniques of using these and other small superpressure balloons is presented.

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