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

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