STUDENT AND FACULTY
BALLOONSAT AND OZONE MONITORING WORKSHOP

November 29 - December 1, 2007

Medgar Evers College Balloon Science Education and Research Center
Paradox, NY

Workshop Agenda

WED (11/28/2007)

  • Travel

THU (11/29/2007)

 

  • Continental Breakfast
  • Workshop overview
  • Ozonesonde preparation
  • Ozonesonde calibration
  • Lunch
  • Balloon launch (Rescheduled for Friday, 11/30)
  • Data retrieval
  • Data analysis session I
  • Dinner

 

 

FRI (11/30/2007)

 

  • Continental Breakfast
  • Data analysis session II
  • Lunch
  • Examples of student projects
  • Balloon launch preparation
  • Resheduled Balloon Launch (Data File)
  • Dinner

 

 

 

 

Data from the launch was acquired to an altitude of apprxomately 15,000 feet, after which contact with the balloon was lost. The winds at that altitude were 90 mph and swept the balloon east of the site and out of contact soon after launch. The payload is believed to have landed in western Maine. (Launch photographs courtesy of Janeen Cohen, DePaul University)

SAT (12/1/2007)

  • Continental Breakfast
  • Ozonesonde calibration
  • Lunch
  • Balloon launch (Canceled due to low temperatures)
  • Data retrieval
  • Data analysis session III
  • Dinner at Willsboro (optional)

SUN (12/2/2007)

  • Travel