Weather balloon launch at UAlbany helping forecasters with predictions

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UAlbany students got some work done on a research project ahead of Thursday’s severe weather. Atmospheric Science faculty and student researchers went out and launched a weather balloon.

Weather balloons offer a wide range of data that can help improve forecasts – such as pressure, temperature, relative humidity and wind speed and direction.

The balloon helps give up-to-date information, which is always important for an accurate forecast, especially in the event of severe weather.

The program aims to build a profile of the atmosphere using real-time weather balloon data.
It’s funded by the Collaborative Science Technology and Applied Research Program between UAlbany and the National Weather Service.