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Balloon Tracking for the ASTEX/MAGE Lagrangian Experiment
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIV AT RALEIGH DEPT OF MARINE EARTH AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES
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The Lagrangian experiments in Atlantic Stratocumulus Transition ExperimentMarine Aerosol Gas Exchange ASTEXMAGE were the first attempt to repeatedly sample the same remote marine air parcel over an extended period 36 to 48 hours, permitting observation of chemical changes in the sulfur budget in particular, the formation of sulfate aerosol from biogenic DMS gas while limiting the complication of advection through the sampling area. Our goal in supporting the Lagrangian experiments is to provide tetroon location data and analysis of relevant meteorological data to provide an unambiguous track of a chosen volume of air, estimate the entrainment through the MBL inversion, and estimate the impact of air-mass divergence.
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