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Researchers are launching balloons during solar eclipse to collect better weather forecast data

A team of scientists launched balloons near the Villarrica Volcano in southern Chile during the 2020 solar eclipse. (Courtesy of Keaton Blair)
A team of scientists launched balloons near the Villarrica Volcano in southern Chile during the 2020 solar eclipse. (Courtesy of Keaton Blair)

Scientists across the country will use weather balloons during the April 8 solar eclipse. They’re gathering measurements of gravity waves during this rare event that they hope will help with weather modeling.

Alan Yu of WHYY’s The Pulse reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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