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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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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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