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From time to time in my research of unusual aerial phenomena I have a need to check for weather balloon activity in Georgia and to access information about release dates & tracks of these research balloons for several years.

I basically am looking for a web-site with an archive of such information. Can you help.? Any info you can provide will be a help.


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Rev. Marchant,

Unfortunately, I don't know of such a site. Weather balloons are mostly launched by the National Weather Service (NWS), so I would start by contacting your local NWS office to see if they can provide you with some information. Launches are performed either twice or four times a day, depending on the NWS site. The military may also perform launches from Air Force bases, in particular. Short term meteorological or climatological experiments (like we have often performed) and some climatological monitoring sites such as the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Facilities (Oklahoma, Alaska, western Pacific), also do so, but those are not recorded except in databases that are not easily accessible to the public.

David R. Cook
Meteorologist
Climate Research Section
Environmental Science Division
Argonne National Laboratory


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