10th Launch (03.23.2015)

posted May 28, 2015, 10:01 AM by Manuel Roca   [ updated Jun 10, 2015, 3:28 PM ]

Relative Humidity & Temperature

The RH profile mainly shows two thick cloud layers at low and high altitude, and a minor thickness layer at middle altitude (6 to 8 km).
TRH_10th_launch
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Water Vapor

In the same way, the mixing ratio profile shows a great amount of humidity in low clouds (below to 4 km). Also, it is clearly noted the layer of middle clouds (6 to 8 km). Observe the low water vapor content of cirrus layer.
Xppmv_10_launch
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Ascent rate

Due to signal reception issues in Skysonde system there is no data from launch point. Observe the increment in velocity between 10 and 11 km.
Ascent_rate_10th_launch
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Balloon trajectory

A couple days before happened the fall equinox (Southern hemisphere), marking in this form the beginning of dry season. This time the radiosonde followed a curly path.
Trajectory_10th_launch
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Metadata

The principal parameters of launch preparation and flight are shown in the table below.
Metadata_10th_launch

Photo gallery

Taken from the launching point. Some pictures show the direction towards they were taken. 
Notice the presence of low clouds (cumulus and stratocumulus) and high clouds (cirrostratus).

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