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Since today we are not launching weather balloons for the NAWDEX project, Hugo had some time to test other meteorological instruments installed at Capel Dewi. Today we are briefly introduce the SODAR (SOnic Detection and Ranging).

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SODAR at Capel Dewi.

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Hugo operating the SODAR at Capel Dewi.
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Today's episode focusses on the science behind the NAWDEX project as explained by special guest Prof. Geraint Vaughan from the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS).

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NAWDEX logo (via http://www.nawdex.ethz.ch/)
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Welcome to our first of hopefully daily updates on a project called NAWDEX, in which Hugo and Bogdan will be describing the day-to-day life during a field project. We aim to post daily updates on the science and practical aspects of field work.

NAWDEX (North Atlantic Waveguide and Downstream Impact Experiment) is an international project looking at the jet stream. One of it's aims to understand how diabatic processes (ie. heating and cooling) within clouds and how they affect the structure of the jet stream.

Today we will briefly introduce the project and who is taking part. Tomorrow we'll tell you about our first weather balloon launches. Please feel free to contact us, if you have any questions about the project or just weather in general.

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The mobile lab and weather balloon antenna at Capel Dewi
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