Learning About Mountain Weather, Part 2

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Students participating as ground crew for a hot-air balloon directly observed the variations in the wind as the balloon changed altitude by a mere couple hundred feet. Photo credit: Kimberly Henneman
In the first part of this article series, we discussed convective air currents and shifting winds in the vicinity of mountains. An inherent risk with mountain flying includes rapidly changing conditions and the localized nature of mountain weather. The college students on the May 2019 Global...

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