balloon-borne accelerometer measures atmospheric turbulence

The department of Meteorology at University of Reading, have used weather balloon payloads as a pendulum  and pivot to measure atmospheric turbulence. Within the payload the scientists have mounted a digital accelerometer to measure the swing of a payload. The swing reflects atmospheric turbulence. The scientists measured swing of up to 5g in events called CAT or clear air turbulence. For more information read the full scientific article at http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/~williams/publications/1.4905529.pdf

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