Weather Balloon Data
by: Ivan R (almost 6 years ago)



Project #16

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Description

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.

Data Sets
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Fields
Name Units Type
Time
Millisecond
Timestamp
air temperature
Celsius
Number
pressure
Pascals
Number
latitude
Latitude
Latitude
longitude
Longitude
Longitude
Formula Fields
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Weather Balloon Data

Project #16 on iSENSEProject.org


Description

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
Name Units Type of Data
Time
Millisecond
Timestamp
air temperature
Celsius
Number
pressure
Pascals
Number
latitude
Latitude
Latitude
longitude
Longitude
Longitude

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Time air temperature pressure latitude longitude