Successful weather balloon launch

Posted on November 11th, 2014 by

A weather balloon is launched from in front of Olin Hall on Friday, November 7.

A weather balloon is launched from in front of Olin Hall on Friday, November 7.

As part of Dr. Jeff La Frenierre‘s GEG-108 Weather, Climate & Society course, the Department of Geography and Department of Physics launched a weather balloon carrying instrumentation on Friday, November 7. Physics Professor Chuck Niederriter and a group of students tracked the balloon using GPS as it went up into the stratosphere and traveled east to eventually land north of Rochester, MN. Now the GEG-108 class will analyze the data collected by the balloon to study atmospheric processes.

 

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