08th Launch (03.09.2015)

posted May 28, 2015, 8:21 AM by Manuel Roca   [ updated Jun 10, 2015, 3:27 PM ]

Relative Humidity & Temperature

The RH profile shows several low cloud layers, it also clearly shows a cirrus cloud layer divided in three.
TRH_8th_launch
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Water Vapor

In mixing ratio profile it can observe the high amount of water vapor contained into low clouds. In contrast to RH profile, the mixing ratio shows the real value of water vapor contained in different cloud layers, This profile reveals that cirrus layer is more dry than low clouds.
Xppmv_8th_launch
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Ascent rate

The ascent rate graph belongs to Skysonde system. It had signal reception issues during the launch, for this, the system acquired data from 4700 masl.
Ascent_rate_8th_launch
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Balloon trajectory

As in previous launches, the radiosonde trajectory was westwards. The fourth graph shows that iMet system had problems in data reception near to maximum height point.
Trajectory_8th_launch

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Metadata

The principal parameters of launch preparation and flight are shown in the table below.
Metadata_8th_launch

Photo gallery

Taken from the launching point. Some pictures show the direction towards they were taken. 
The pictures show the presence of a great amount of low clouds (cumulus) above the launch point and towards North, East and South. In West direction it also can be seen high clouds (cirrus).

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