During the last SUMO flight of IOP4, we launched with a broken cloud base around 150-200 m. By the end of the flight, about 30 mins later, the fog had rolled in, and drastically reduced visibility. Not only that, but during the final stage of landing, we noticed on the Ground Control Station that the Read More …
If you noticed a distinct similarity between the last two clues, congratulations. Today’s sounds come from another quadcopter, the sleek Q17 from the University of Applied Science Ostwestfalen-Lippe.
They say that when it rains, it pours. Or in our case, the exact opposite. Multiple models continue to forecast clear, cold, and calm conditions until 2:00 am tonight. So, with sleepy determination, we again prepare and make ourselves ready for IOP4. Our motivation is also driven by the extended forecast; cloudier nights ahead in Read More …
So after back-to-back IOPs, our energy levels are running low; we’re mostly running on coffee and Tupla bars. Our instruments are still going strong though, as you can hear in today’s Sounds of Science audio clue.
You’re hearing the B2Met quadcopter, based on the Parrot Bebop 2 platform. The Geophyiscal Institute in Bergen is investigating it’s potential use as a low-cost, atmospheric profiler for temperature, humidity and winds.
IOP02 is mere hours behind us, but we again set our sights on the coming night. With the chance that it will be even colder and clearer than yesterday, while being just as calm, it is an opportunity that we can not pass up. Yesterday’s IOP was a rigorous one, with low-level vertical profiles of Read More …
With IOP02 behind us, we’re moving on to a Sound of Science audio clue that might be a little easier. You may have even heard it before. Comment below and show us what you’ve got!
Today struck a similar note (pun intended) as Episode 1, with the audio clip coming from our Vertically pointing Sodar. That’s right, we science so thoroughly that we have TWO Sodars.
As mentioned in a previous post, the food here at Hailuodon majakkapiha is amazing. So it’s almost fortunate that our scheduled site checks regularly send us over 5 km a day. And on an Intensive Observational Period like today, that distance could easily double. Watch the video to follow along with our daily morning hike.
It will be a busy day here today, as we hope to initiate another Intensive Operational Period, but we just can’t stand to let our readers down! So here comes another Sounds of Science. See if you can figure out what makes this sound!