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Testing the Next Generation of Radiosondes
Jun 26, 2014       
Each year, the ARM Climate Research Facility launches thousands of weather balloons—radiosondes attached to helium balloons—to obtain critical measurements of temperature, pressure, humidity, and winds from the surface to well into the stratosphere. Recently, Vaisala, the company that designs and manufactures the radiosondes that ARM uses, released a new generation of radiosonde systems. These new [...]

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On the Amazon: A Very Cold Detour
Jun 11, 2014       
I knew I had to return to the Amazon, I packed my Hawaiian shirt for a tropical locale. I was thinking about exotic diets, but turns out I was highly unprepared! As you can see in the picture, I reluctantly braved the hardships necessitated by the extreme environment when I arrived at Oliktok Point, Alaska, [...]

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MAGIC: An Interns Take
Mar 26, 2014       
Two weeks ago, I was at the Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science Team Meeting and chaired a well-attended session on MAGIC. I gave a summary of MAGIC status and news and presented a few results on aerosol measurements taken during MAGIC. There were seven other presentations, including two from graduate students Xiaoli Zhou from McGill [...]

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