Weather Balloon Data
Procedure: On April 25, 2012, students from TechBoston Academy in Dorchester, Massachusetts, sent a PINPoint data logger on a near-space journey aboard one of two weather balloons that they had designed and built as a year-long engineering project. The students launched the two balloons from the Engineering Quad on the campus of UMass Amherst. Both balloons were equipped with digital cameras, which the students had modified to shoot photos at 15-second intervals throughout the flight. Each balloon also had on board a GPS-enabled cell phone, which had been programmed to transmit the phone’s GPS coordinates back to a mapping web site.
Fields: Time (ms), latitude (deg), longitude (deg), air temperature (C), pressure (Pa)
Tags: Earth Science
Creator: Ivan R.
Created: 2013-06-25 06:53:54
Last Updated: 2013-06-25 06:53:54