Slideshow for Elke Bergholz
- In front of the NOAA building in Boulder, Colorado
- Dave Hofmann the director of the Climate Monitoring and Diagnostic Laboratory, NOAA and my principal investigator for the South Pole project with NSF.
- 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.
- 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.
- I am holding on to the balloon and parachute, letting out slowly to the ozonesonde... and still holding on....
- ... I am still holding on to the balloon ...last checking ..prepared to go. Mark giving last instructions (right), Ian and Bryan to the left.
- ...letting go of the balloon with the ozonesonde attached, Mark assisting, Bryan and Ian to the left.
- 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.