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Unformatted text preview: BSE Data Results and Analysis The temperature data exhibits the expected overall trends, however, it has a few irregularities. In general, the temperature falls as time goes on, and (as shown by the altitude vs. time graph) as the altitude increases. This trend is due to the decreasing pressure and increasing distance from the heat of the earth. This continues up until a point we discovered to be when the balloon had risen about 40,000 feet. After this point, the temperature began to increase again and continued increasing up until the point of burst. During this time of temperature increase, there was a large amount of seemingly overlapping, and slightly scattered data. The explanation for this is unknown but it does makes sense for there to be more data points as the balloon rises and less as it falls due to the relative speeds of the ascent and descent. The descent data followed a similar pattern followed a similar overall pattern, with a few differences. After burst it seems there was a large delay, in which the altitude dropped, but the temperature stayed mostly...
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This note was uploaded on 07/10/2011 for the course CALC 1301 taught by Professor Marshak during the Spring '11 term at Minnesota.
- Spring '11