HYSPLIT Goes Aloft

Todd McKinney, a rising senior at the University of Alabama, Huntsville, was a natural choice to intern at ARL this summer. He is already an experienced user of ARL’s HYSPLIT atmospheric transport and dispersion software, having used it for real time tracking of the super pressure balloon satellites, a program sponsored by the Space Hardware Club at UAH.

Todd celebrated his first week by taking HYSPLIT on a selfie stick balloon ride to 30000 meters, the lower reach of the stratosphere.

For the full video (approximately 90 minutes), visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISetSKakDmY

For more info on the UAH Balloon Project, visit: https://www.ashballoon.info/

HYSPLIT Hits the Stratosphere – Click to play the highlights reel.