OBSERVING POP GOES THE BALLOON! What Happens when a Weather Balloon Reaches 30,000 m asl? Patrick c ullis , c hance sterling , emrys h all , a llen Jordan , Bryan Johnson and r ussell s chnell id you ever wonder what happens when a rubber 0.02 seconds. The camera was suspended 10 m below weather balloon reaches maximum altitude and the balloon, which burst at 29,690 m asl and –50 C. Dbursts? A weather balloon carrying a radiosonde The camera was returned to Earth on a biodegradable or ozonesonde released at the Earth’s surface is gener- plastic parachute used with sonde launches. A GPS ally about 1.5 m in diameter at launch. At 30,000 m asl on the radiosonde allowed for recovery of the sonde it has expanded to about 10 m in diameter and bursts and camera launched from near Boulder, Colorado. at temperatures often colder than –40 C, sometimes As seen in the photos, the balloon begins to shat- as cold as –75 C. With a volume 100 times greater than ter at a single point and rapidly shreds symmetrically when the balloon was released at ground level, the toward a focus on the opposite
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Feb 1, 2017
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