Purpose of the flight and payload description
Technological flight including modifications to correct the fault of transmission experienced on the past two flights of the campaign.
Details of the balloon flight
Balloon launched on: 2/29/2004 at 16:00
Launch site: Meteorological Research Institute, Baurú, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Balloon launched by: Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Super Pressure Balloon 10 mts
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 5/19/2004 at 6:00
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 80 d
Landing site: In Madagascar Island
- Accuracy of analyzed temperatures, winds and trajectories in the Southern Hemisphere tropical and midlatitude stratosphere as compared to long-duration balloon flights Atmos. Chem. Phys., 6, 5391-5397, 2006
- An overview of the HIBISCUS campaign Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 2309, 2011
- HIBISCUS campaign web site Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales LATMOS
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