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Calculating Payload for a Tethered Balloon SystemAuthor(s): Charles D. Tangren
Source: Res. Note SE-298. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 12 p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Southeastern Forest Experiment Station
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DescriptionA graph method to calculate payload for a tethered balloon system, with the supporting helium lift and payload equations. is described. The balloon system is designed to collect emissions data during the convective-lift and no-convective-lift phases of a forest fire. A description of the balloon system and a list of factors affecting balloon selection are included.
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CitationTangren, Charles D. 1980. Calculating Payload for a Tethered Balloon System. Res. Note SE-298. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 12 p.
KeywordsSmoke plumes. forest fires. particulate matter. emission rate, helium lift. balloon payload. air pollution measurement.
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