The Tropospheric Ozone Pollution Project (TOPP) team conducted its third successful balloon flight from campus on Wed., 24 August 2016. The flight lifted off around 1:40 pm CDT from in front of the Mary Moody Northen Theatre.
Funding for this research comes from the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) with additional support from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
- Data from all flights can be found at ir.stedwards.edu/ozone.
- Here is a link to a video showing part of the balloon filling process.
- Here is a link to a video showing the release of the balloon.
Below is a plot of the ozone profile data. You can see the ozone layer near 25 km altitude. Also is a Google Map of the balloon flight trajectory. Finders receive a $30 reward for returning instruments to us at St. Edward’s. Contact us for details.