------ASH Mission Control------

-------Weekly Reports-------

K4UAH-6 in Flight | Days 145-151 | Week of 07/25/2021

K4UAH-6 maintained its new normal path this week, beginning with a predicted upward sweep over central Russia. Slowing as it crept northwards, K4UAH-6 flew north over the Kara Sea, crossing into the Arctic circle yet again. Over the next 48 hours, it moved east and then south, again making landfall over northeastern Russia. Transmitting sporadically, it changed course again, now moving east not far north of the Mongolian border. Moving over the Sea of Okhotsk, K4UAH-6 spent its final day moving along the Alaskan archipelago. HYSPLIT currently does not have an accurate model, as it is approaching a divergence of currents.

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K4UAH-6 finally appears to have finished its Arctic tour

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K4UAH-6 finally appears to have finished its Arctic tour

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K4UAH-6 finally appears to have finished its Arctic tour

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K4UAH-6 finally appears to have finished its Arctic tour

K4UAH-6 in Flight | Days 138-144 | Week of 07/18/2021

K4UAH-6 experienced a very interesting week, doubling back and looping around not once but twice in a week, and exiting the Arctic circle and what seems like a continuous cycle. Beginning the week with a tight loop over The center of the Greenland sea, K4UAH-6 moved sharply south transitioning to southeast, making landfall over the northernmost point of Norway. Moving east/northeast in another loop over the Barents Sea, K4UAH-6 ended up moving south yet again, ending the week just north of Moscow. At this point in time, HYSPLIT predicts an eastern sweep, moving back up north once over central Russia into the Arctic circle yet again.

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K4UAH-6 finally appears to have finished its Arctic tour

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K4UAH-6 finally appears to have finished its Arctic tour

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K4UAH-6 finally appears to have finished its Arctic tour

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K4UAH-6 finally appears to have finished its Arctic tour

K4UAH-6 in Flight | Days 131-137 | Week of 07/11/2021

K4UAH-6 seems determined to never leave the Arctic circle, spending the week moving northeast after a gradual northern sweep over the first 48 hours of the week. As usual, slowing down when moving to a higher latitude, K4UAH-6 surprised us during the middle of the week, catching some high-speed wind currents moving it quickly over northern Canada where at first crossed into the Arctic circle. Slowing down again on approach to Central Greenland, spent the last two days of the week moving at a steady rate, reporting consistently all the way across Greenland. HYSPLIT currently predicts the currents K4UAH-6 is riding will stall and hook sharply southeast over Scandinavia before possibly doubling back again.

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K4UAH-6 finally appears to have finished its Arctic tour

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K4UAH-6 finally appears to have finished its Arctic tour

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K4UAH-6 finally appears to have finished its Arctic tour

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K4UAH-6 finally appears to have finished its Arctic tour

K4UAH-6 in Flight | Days 125-130 | Week of 07/04/2021

K4UAH-6 again moved through the week as expected, continuing in a southern direction across the northeast Chinese an Russian border. Moving slowly with intermittent signal connection, K4UAH-6 spent the first half of the week moving down to the Kuril islands where a new current sharpley brought the balloon back up in a northeast direction to the Russian peninsula. Making a small but slow loop overland, K4UAH-6 moved out the following day east towards the end of the Alaskan archipelago. Current HYSPLIT models predict K4UAH-6 moving in an eastern/southeastern direction before a northeastern sweep, bringing it up over British Columbia over the following days.

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K4UAH-6 finally appears to have finished its Arctic tour

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K4UAH-6 finally appears to have finished its Arctic tour

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K4UAH-6 finally appears to have finished its Arctic tour

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K4UAH-6 finally appears to have finished its Arctic tour