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ATMOS Undergrads Study Utah's Windstorm

Three of our undergraduate students, Andy Park, James Powell, and Eric McNamee, braved the harsh winds on the morning of September 8th to launch a weather balloon and attached radiosonde. The forecast called for extremely strong downslope winds all along the Wasatch Front, which presented an opportunity to gather valuable data to aid in the study of these extreme events. Some of the observed data is shown below.

 

 To learn more about the balloon launch and to read about the experience of these three undergrads, check out the @theU article here: https://attheu.utah.edu/facultystaff/u-students-launched-instruments-to-study-utahs-windstorm/.

Last Updated: 10/13/20