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The radiosonde system used during this experiment was on loan from The College at Brockport. The system was an InterMet Systems iMET 3050 system consisting of a conventional Laptop computer for control, a signal decoding unit, and an omnidirectional RF antenna. The system was launched twice during the project: first before the start of flights in the morning and second after the completion of all morning flight lines over the Avon site. Both launches were successful, reporting temperature, pressure, wind speed, and wind direction to about 30 mb. The image below shows the three dimensional tracks of both launches, with the morning launch in yellow and the afternoon launch in red. Both launches tracked north east from the original location due to north and north easterly winds being prevalent through virtually the entire atmosphere that day, with little speed shear and virtually no directional shear.