Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Nucleation package flight to Hyytiälä

The nucleation package CL9 was installed in the Zeppelin yesterday evening. Afterwards, some of the scientists were calibrating and fine-tuning their instruments until 1:00 am in the morning, to be prepared as good as possible for the so far best outlook on a perfect nucleation day.

After a rather short night, scientists and Zeppelin ground crew assembled at the airship at 6:00 am to prepare the takeoff.

At 7:00 am, the airship took off, reaching the Hyytiälä station at 8:10 am. At this time, ground data as well as on board instruments did not show any sign of nucleation yet.

At around 10:40 am, we were very excited to see nucleation started according to preliminary quick-look data from the Hyytiälä ground station.

At the time of writing, the Zeppelin continues to do height profiles close to the station.

1 comment:

  1. We would like that you will fly over Kankaanpää-area. If it is possible, we would like to know when this will be happen.