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Statistical Tests Exploring a Subset of Variables Related to Weather Balloon Burst Altitude
Academic High Altitude Conference (2016)
  • Marilyn McNamara, St. Catherine University
  • Erick Agrimson, St. Catherine University
  • Jessie Lenarz, St. Catherine University
  • Joseph Roith, St. Catherine University
  • Christopher Ross, St. Catherine University
  • Kaye Smith, St. Catherine University
  • James Flaten, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Abstract
The ability to accurately estimate balloon burst altitude is importantwhen modeling flight paths in preparation for a high altitude balloon launch. Variables considered for the study of burst altitude include the manufacturer of the balloon, the time of day of the flight, and the ascent rate of the balloon during the last ten minutes before burst. To study these variables, we ran statistical tests on data collected from more than sixty balloon flights carried out by researchers across America.
Publication Date
June 30, 2016
Citation Information
Marilyn McNamara, Erick Agrimson, Jessie Lenarz, Joseph Roith, et al.. "Statistical Tests Exploring a Subset of Variables Related to Weather Balloon Burst Altitude" Academic High Altitude Conference (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jessie-lenarz/2/