Purpose of the flight and payload description
JetWatch is an instrument devoted to observation of transient luminous events (upper-atmospheric lightning and electrical-discharges) while FemtoLidar is aimed to observe atmospheric aerosols and clouds.
Details of the balloon flight
Balloon launched on: 3/15/2012
Launch site: Meteorological Research Institute, Baurú, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 3/15/2012
This flight was part of the TRO-Pico campaign performed in Brazil between 2012 and 2013. It aims at studying deep convection in the tropics and more precisely, the impact of overshooting convection in the lower stratosphere on the stratospheric water budget, from the local to the continental scale.