Southwestern Physics Experimental Atmospheric Research (SPEAR) Student Group to launch Altitude Balloon

Coos Bay, OR –  The Southwestern Physics Experimental Atmospheric Research (SPEAR) student group will be conducting a high altitude balloon launch from Henry Hansen Square (the quad) on the Southwestern Coos campus (1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay), Friday, November 16, 2018. The students will be collecting meteorological data and tracking the balloon as it ascends. The data will be used to help the students gain insight into the behavior of our atmosphere, and the effects of upper atmosphere temperature and humidity variations on our surface weather.

Launch activities will begin at 2:00 pm. Those interested in viewing the launch are welcome to contact Dr. Aaron Coyner at (541) 888-7244 or [email protected] to obtain more information.