A program for the simulation and analysis of open atmospheric balloon soundings

Published: 1 March 2003| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/7swp935dw7.1
P. Alexander, A. de la Torre


Abstract The equation of motion for a balloon in an atmosphere is generalized but placed in proper context by taking into account some fluid theory results and a few factors not considered in previous works. The design of a computer program becomes necessary to find solutions. A code that allows to perform 2D simulations of open balloons flights is developed. The coupled integrodifferential nature of the problem represented a significant challenge for a satisfactory implementation. Title of program: Balloon Catalogue Id: ADRA_v1_0 Nature of problem A version of the balloon equation of motion in an atmosphere that contemplates features not considered in previous works is presented. A coupled integrodifferential set results in the most general case. Numerical solutions become necessary to describe balloon dynamics but in a few simple cases. This work is intended for previous simulations of soundings, postflight analysis or general study of open balloon dynamics. Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data ADRA_v1_0; Balloon; 10.1016/S0010-4655(02)00695-1 This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2019)



Atmospheric Science, Geophysics, Computational Physics