Balloon Observations of Earth, Moon & Total Solar Eclipse

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Proposal for observations of Earth, Moon & Total Solar Eclipse in 2017 by utilizing a high altitude balloon.

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Jim Elkins


Dr. Elkins is the chief of the Nitrous Oxide and Halocarbons Group at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Boulder, CO. He has authored or co-authored over 90 publications in the fields of global warming and the depletion of stratospheric ozone. His research has covered measurements of atmospheric trace species from the depths of the Pacific Ocean to the heights of the stratosphere. He is the Principal Investigator for the UCATS instrument on the Global Hawk Pacific Experiment (GloPac) in 2010 and the future Airborne Tropical TRoposphere EXperiment (ATTREX) for the NASA Global Hawk UAS platform.