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April Hiscox and team launch a weather balloon

Solar Eclipse or Meteorological Playground? CAS Professor Hiscox is Ready to Play

Geography professor Hiscox is using weather balloons before, during and after the August 21 solar eclipse to study its meteorological effects.

Professor April Hiscox studies the connection between a rare astronomical event and meteorology with weather balloons that track the evolution of the winds and temperatures above the Earth's surface. She and her students are a piece in the puzzle of scientists across the country conducting the same experiment. Read about her work on The Conversation.