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Title: Launching a Tethered Balloon in the Artic

Sandia atmospheric scientist Dari Dexheimer regularly flies tethered balloons out of Sandia’s dedicated Arctic airspace on Oliktok Point, the northernmost point of Alaska’s Prudhoe Bay. These 13-foot-more »tall balloons carry distributed temperature sensors to collect Arctic atmospheric temperature profiles, or the temperature of the air at different heights above the ground, among other atmospheric sensors. The data Sandia collects is critical for understanding Arctic clouds to inform global climate models.« less
Title: Launching a Tethered Balloon in the Artic
Publication Date: 2017-08-14
OSTI Identifier: 1375717
DOE Contract Number: NA0003525
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Subject: 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES ; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION ; SNL ; OLIKTOK POINT ; TETHERED BALLOON ; ATMOSPHERIC AEROSOL SENSORS ; ARCTIC CLOUDS ; GLOBAL CLIMATE MODELS ; ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 00:01:57
System Entry Date: 2018-05-22