GRI Researchers Release WISDOM Balloons

Geosystems Research Institute
August 25, 2009


A team of graduate students from Mississippi State University helped launch a weather monitoring balloon in Bay St. Louis as a part of a NOAA-funded project that's designed to help improve future hurricane forecasting.

This launch, a test launch, is in preparation for a big release of balloons next month that will collect valuable wind information ahead of advancing hurricanes.

A WLOX article about the event can be viewed at http://www.wlox.com/Global/story.asp?S=10989714.

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