11th Launch (03.30.2015)

posted Jun 1, 2015, 12:50 PM by Manuel Roca   [ updated Jun 1, 2015, 1:35 PM ]

Relative Humidity & Temperature

Notice the great presence of a middle cloud layer (Stratonimbus). In minor proportion we can observe the presence of low and high clouds. Observe that stratonimbus has a RH value higher than low clouds.
TRH_11th_launch
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Water Vapor

Even though the middle clouds have a higher RH value than low clouds, they have a lower amount of water vapor. In the same way, we can observe on the linear plot that high clouds (11 km) are almost imperceptibles regarding to amount of water vapor.

Xppmv_11th_launch

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Ascent rate

There were several wind bursts until 8 km (asl).
Ascent_rate_11th_launch
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Balloon trajectory

Observe that the direction below the tropopause (ascent and descent) is southeastward, while above the tropopause is westward.
Trajectory_11th_launch
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Metadata

The principal parameters of launch preparation and flight are shown in the table below.
Metadata_11th_launch

Photo gallery

Taken from the launching point. Some pictures show the direction towards they were taken. 
Virtually the entire sky was covered by a dense cloud layer (Stratonimbus).

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