Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Very Windy Day (posted by Casey L)

Hi everyone,

It's continued to be extremely busy for VORTEX2 the past couple of weeks. Yesterday was an extremely challenging day for our team. We were operating in Nebraska along I-80, battling sustained surface winds of at least 40 mph, and gusting above 50! As you can imagine, launching a weather balloon in such conditions was quite difficult. We ended up launching in teams and coming up with some creative ways to get the launch done successfully. Below is a video of NCSU student Adam French and two NCAR techs Heather and Bryan working together to get a launch off.

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