Steve Williams Photo Gallery

All photos courtesy of Steve Williams. Please click images for full resolution.
 
 
HIPLEX Project Sign at the Big Springs Municipal Airport
 
 
 
West Texas desert near Snyder, Texas
 
 
 
Steve Williams servicing a HIPLEX surface mesonet station
 
 
 
A Stevenson Instrument Shelter as part of a HIPLEX surface mesonet station
 
 
 
Steve Williams servicing a hygrothermograph at a HIPLEX surface mesonet station
 
 
 
A Stevenson Instrument Shelter housing a hygrothermograph and Microbrarograph
 
 
 
Gordon Grant servicing a MRI wind station as part of a HIPLEX surface mesonet station
 
 
 
Steve Williams taking extreme measures to a non-working MRI wind station!
 
 
 
The interior and chart of a MRI wind station. Wind speed was recorded by cumulative “wind runs”
 
 
 
Birds love the 10m wind towers!
 
 
 
A Stevenson Instrument Shelter at the end of the Rainbow!
 
 
 
A General Meteorological Device (GMD) radiosonde tracking antenna
 
 
 
A General Meteorological Device (GMD) radiosonde tracking antenna
 
 
 
A General Meteorological Device (GMD) radiosonde tracking antenna
 
 
 
VIZ radiosondes ready for release
 
 
 
Jerry Guynes filling and preparing a 600 gm weather balloon
 
 
 
Jerry Guynes ready to release a weather balloon. Note the balloon deformation in the strong West Texas wind!
 
 
 
Jerry Guynes ready to release a weather balloon. Note the balloon deformation in the strong West Texas wind!
 
 
 
Weather balloon release from Lake Spence near Robert Lee, Texas
 
 
 
Weather balloon release from Lake Spence near Robert Lee, Texas
 
 
 
Weather balloon release from Lake Spence near Robert Lee, Texas
 
 
 
Weather balloon release from Lake Spence near Robert Lee, Texas
 
 
 
Weather balloon release from Lake Spence near Robert Lee, Texas
 
 
 
Jerry Guynes tuning the GMD radiosonde tracking unit
 
 
 
Steve Williams monitoring the GMD TMQ-5 unit radiosonde tracking chart
 
 
 
Bob Soptei taking a humidity measurement using a sling psychrometer at Post, Texas
 
 
 
(L to R) Bob Soptei and Pete Reynolds preparing for a radiosonde release at Post, Texas
 
 
 
Pete Reynolds tuning the GMD radiosonde tracking unit at Post, Texas
 
 
 
Pete Reynolds tuning the GMD radiosonde tracking unit at Post, Texas
 
 
 
Biomass burning in West Texas as seen from Big Springs Municipal Airport
 
 
 
Weather balloon release from Big Springs Municipal Airport
 
 
 
Weather balloon release from Big Springs Municipal Airport
 
 
 
Weather balloon release from Big Springs Municipal Airport
 
 
 
Weather balloon release from Big Springs Municipal Airport
 
 
 
Weather balloon release from Big Springs Municipal Airport
 
 
 
Weather balloon release from Big Springs Municipal Airport
 
 
 
Weather balloon release from Big Springs Municipal Airport
 
 
 
Steve Williams programming a rawinsonde data reduction program using a TI-59 Calculator.
Each HIPLEX rawinsonde station used TI-59 calculators to produce near real-time data
 
 
 
A GMD Tracking Unit at the end of a Rainbow!