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Posted on 04/19/2013


Photo taken on January  1, 1968



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Macquarie Island 1968: Balloon launch on a windy day

Macquarie Island 1968: Balloon launch on a windy day 

From an old slide. This was some years before ozone depletion was recognised, but scientists wanted more data on seasonal changes to temperatures in the high stratosphere. We had a supply of special high altitude balloons for launching on set dates, but on windy days it was a tricky process and required lots of coordination for two people to successfully get the balloon, radiosonde (temperature sender) and large radar target away.

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