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Cow Pastures and Oil Rigs
Dec 23, 2014       
It is four-thirty on a Sunday morning when my cellphone chirps, rousing me from my deep sleep. As I transition from a horizontal to vertical state, and amidst the muddled fog of dream fragments, I am struck with a thought. One that will float through my mind many times throughout the next three days: I’m going [...]

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First MAGIC Science Workshop a Wrap
Aug 06, 2014       
It’s hard to believe it's been over a year since I was on the Spirit launching weather balloons, but it has. It has also been some time since the last MAGIC update, so I'll try to catch everyone up on developments and current activities. In May I organized the First MAGIC Science Workshop, which was held [...]

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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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