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NOAA Photo Library Image - wea03436

A balloon's eye-view from 96,925 feet. Dr. Hall and his student Allen Jordan attached a camera to an atmospheric weather balloon that attained a maximum height of approximately 100,000 above sea level. This image was taken at 96,295 above sea level and captured a magnificent view of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains and the curvature of the Earth.

Image ID: wea03436, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Location: Colorado, Boulder
Photo Date: 2006 June 6
Photographer: Dr. Emrys Hall and Allen Jordan, NOAA/OAR/GMD

Category: Balloon/NOAA 200th Photo Contest/

High Resolution Photo Available

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