Slideshow for Elke Bergholz

  1. In front of the NOAA building in Boulder, Colorado
  2. Dave Hofmann the director of the Climate Monitoring and Diagnostic Laboratory, NOAA and my principal investigator for the South Pole project with NSF.
  3. Mark is preparing many radiosondes to be shipped to other CMDL sations. He taught me how to launch an ozonesonde and I thank him for all his help.
  4. Preparation for launching an ozonesonde:
    First step: Ian and I are laying out the balloon to be filled with Helium. This is done in a special balloon inflation hall.
  5. I am holding on to the balloon and parachute, letting out slowly to the ozonesonde... and still holding on....
  6. ... I am still holding on to the balloon ...last checking ..prepared to go. Mark giving last instructions (right), Ian and Bryan to the left.
  7. ...letting go of the balloon with the ozonesonde attached, Mark assisting, Bryan and Ian to the left.
  8. The Flatiron mountains in Boulder, a very popular hiking area . I have hiked the Green Mounain peak (8200 ft) which is in the back of these mountains. Boulder is located at 5400 feet altitude, a good preparation for the South Pole which is at about 9300 feet altitude! Many runners and climbers from around the world come to Colorado to train.

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