Radiosonde (Weather Balloon) Instruments and Launches:
Produce accurate operational forecasts for Perlan II flights in the remote region of southern Patagonia, Argentina, where direct observations of atmospheric phenomena are sparse.
The Perlan II crew operates in a remote region of the world, El Calafate Argentina, where atmospheric dynamics are complicated and direct observations of atmospheric phenomena are sparse. To produce accurate operational forecasts, the Perlan II crew launches balloon-borne radiosondes to retrieve in-situ weather data. This data is archived by the Perlan Project in an open-source repository, available to any person or institute interested in investigating weather and climate in Perlan’s operational areas.
Cost for 35 radiosonde launches (balloons, helium fills, radiosondes, parachutes): $24,390.00