"Smart" Balloon Data

Constant-level "smart" balloons were used to track air masses during the ACE-1 multi-flight lagrangian missions by Steve Businger and Mark Geldmeier (U of Hawaii). These balloons were released from the R/V Discoverer and transmitted position and meteorological data to receiving equipment on the C-130 aircraft. This dataset consist of four balloon flights during the last two lagrangian missions. The data contain balloon number, time (UTC), GPS location, atmospheric pressure, air temperature, relative humidity, and a number of balloon housekeeping parameters.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1995-12-02T00:00:00Z
    End:  1995-12-09T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1995-12-02T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 1995-12-09T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat -40.00000
Bounding Box South Lat -70.00000
Bounding Box West Long 140.00000
Bounding Box East Long 180.00000
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Spatial Resolution N/A
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Documentation #1 : businger.txt

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Asset Size 1 MB
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Author Steve Businger
Mark Geldmeier
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2006-06-12T14:51:14
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.26023/D2JV-DNZW-XS0V
Alternate Identifier 2.215
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2022-07-06T16:40:01Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::2.215
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Steve Businger, Mark Geldmeier. (2006). "Smart" Balloon Data. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.26023/D2JV-DNZW-XS0V. Accessed 03 December 2023.

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