04th Launch (02.09.2015)

posted Apr 23, 2015, 9:17 AM by Manuel Roca   [ updated Jun 3, 2015, 10:49 AM ]

Relative Humidity & Temperature

The RH profile shows the presence of many cloud layers from 5 to 12 km. Signal reception problems in Skysonde system continues, worse regarding to previous launches.
TRH_4th_launch
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Water Vapor

In contrast to RH profile, the mixing ratio profile does not show high values at these altitudes, except in the lowest layer where the amount of water vapor is higher.
Xppmv_4th_launch
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Ascent rate

The ascent rate was enough (4.7 m/s).
Ascent_rate_4th_launch
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Balloon trajectory

The general behavior was the expected (Westwards), although at the beginning the balloon direction was Southwestwards.
Trajectory_4th_launch

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Metadata

The principal parameters of launch preparation and flight are shown in the table below.
Metadata_4th_launch

Photo gallery

Taken from the launching point. Some pictures show the direction towards they were taken. 
Pictures show the different cloud layers: cumulus, altocumulus and cirrus.

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