Langmuir Lab, 1999, Photo
We are studying the electrical evolution of thunderstorms
by flying multiple series of instrumented balloons. This project
is funded by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. ATM-9626542.
The photos on this page were taken by Aaron Bansemer (Univ. of Oklahoma)
and Dave Rust (NSSL).
Dr. Marshall gets interviewed by a television crew from Arizona.
Page 6 - Other work activities
of the balloonists.
A visit to the Langmuir Lab radar trailer, where Graydon
and Steve Hunyady (both of New Mexico Tech) were typically hard
Balloon recovery was another popular activity for some. Here,
a downed instrument train
has been found on the Plains of San Augustin, about 15 flight-miles
from the balloon hangar.
Dave Rust first decides how best to extract the electric field
meter from the cactus.
The rest of this balloon recovery team shows its trophies.
From left: Dr. Paul Krehbiel (New Mexico Tech), Linda Rust,
and Kay Krehbiel.
A few balloons required more sophisticated spotting techniques.
Here, Arnold Ebneter's
plane has been hired for a reconnaisance mission during which four
balloons were sighted.
(In the distance is "M" Mountain, a Socorro landmark.)
Back at the hangar, the retrieved balloons and instruments are
Here, Maribeth and Kim (and someone with a tape measure) show where
polyethylene balloon was melted by part of a lightning channel.
7 of the Langmuir Lab Photo Gallery -
Page 1 - Practicing and
Page 2 - Testing and
Page 3 -
Page 4 -
July 25 series
Page 5 - High-wind launches
13 October 1999. Maribeth
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