ARL News

Successful Round-The-World Balloon Flight Credits READY and HYSPLIT


July 8, 2002

The Belgian meteorologists advising Steve Fossett in his recent successful around the world balloon flight made extensive use of the HYSPLIT4 trajectory model. Several statements have been made in the US and international media, expressing the team’s “appreciation and gratitude towards NOAA ARL and its kind people, without whose efforts in HYSPLIT modelling, we would not even have to think about undertaking such an adventure.” One of the leading meteorologists involved hopes to visit Silver Spring in the near future and give a presentation about the use of HYSPLIT during the flight.

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