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Alexa Halford
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Just a postdoc trying to understand the dynamics of the Earth's radiation belts.
Just a postdoc trying to understand the dynamics of the Earth's radiation belts.

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BARREL Status Report #16 August 26, 2016
BARREL  Status   Report  # 16 August 26, 2016 Flight 4E was terminated yesterday (August 25) at 0938 UT because it was moving west towards lakes and mountains. A preliminary look at the data suggests that we observed microbursts during two different interva...

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BARREL Status Report #15 August 24, 2016
BARREL  Status   Report  # 15 August 24, 2016 Flight 4E was launched from Esrange on Aug. 24 at 17:24 UT and reached float altitude at around 19:30 UT.  We lost GPS when the payload was at an altitude of 7.9 km. The symptoms are consistent with a disconnect...

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BARREL Status Report #14 August 23, 2016
BARREL Status Report #14 August 23, 2016 We had two great flights with BARREL Flights 4C and 4D. Both payloads survived the night and caught the Van Allen Probe conjunction early in the morning. Payload 4C also caught a conjunction with MMS yesterday though...

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BARREL Status Report #14 August 23, 2016
BARREL Status Report #14 August 23, 2016 We had two great flights with BARREL Flights 4C and 4D. Both payloads survived the night and caught the Van Allen Probe conjunction early in the morning. Payload 4C also caught a conjunction with MMS yesterday though...

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BARREL Status Report #12 August 17, 2016
BARREL Status Report #12 August 17, 2016 BARREL Flight 4B was terminated this morning at 0350 UT. The balloon started with a nice southerly trajectory, so we thought we might get a long flight out of it. But, it took a sharp turn to the west right after sun...

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BARREL Status Report #12 August 17, 2016
BARREL Status Report #12 August 17, 2016 BARREL Flight 4B was terminated this morning at 0350 UT. The balloon started with a nice southerly trajectory, so we thought we might get a long flight out of it. But, it took a sharp turn to the west right after sun...

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The NASA Goddard BARREL Flicker page is up and running!
A huge thanks to Sarah Frazier for creating this amazing flicker page for BARREL. You can see all of the photos as we gather them here. Thanks so much Sarah and all the photographers in our Kiruna Crew!

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BARREL Daily update Aug. 15th 2016
Update Summary We had a successful launch and will hopefully have a second this coming Tuesday. NOAA expects that there may be a small High Speed Stream (HSS) with velocities toping out at about 400 Km/s hitting Earth around the 16th. There may be another H...

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BARREL Daily update Aug. 15th 2016
Update Summary We had a successful launch and will hopefully have a second this coming Tuesday. NOAA expects that there may be a small High Speed Stream (HSS) with velocities toping out at about 400 Km/s hitting Earth around the 16th. There may be another H...

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BARREL Daily update Aug. 14th 2016
Update Summary From Robyn - I’m happy to report that BARREL Flight 4A was a success! The balloon and payload both performed well. The flight was terminated at 0540 UT because it was moving west towards lakes and mountains. It was a short flight, but longer ...
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