From: James Smith <zeus001002.nul> Date: Tue, 3 May 2005 14:04:30 -0400 (GMT-04:00) Fwd Date: Wed, 04 May 2005 08:13:05 -0400 Subject: Re: More UFO Fleets Over Mexico - Smith >From: Jim Deardorff <deardorj.nul> >To: ufoupdates.nul >Date: Mon, 02 May 2005 11:19:39 -0700 >Subject: Re: More UFO Fleets Over Mexico >>From: James Smith <zeus001002.nul> >>To: ufoupdates.nul >>Date: Sun, 1 May 2005 10:35:52 -0400 (GMT-04:00) >>Subject: Re: More UFO Fleets Over Mexico >You are avoiding all details of such a proposed hoax. The >daytime atmosphere is always turbulent, from the ground up to >many hundreds of feet. Mr. Deardorff, I was not aware that you were such an expert in balloons. I have reconsidered my position with regards to strings (sorry, but not based on your argument although it was clever) even being needed at all to allow balloons to maintain there distance fairly well between each other. You assume that the "UFOs" are being filmed in a turbulent layer. You are correct that lower levels of atmosphere are somewhat turbulent. Higher up you will encounter (with some level of probability) uniform layers of wind going at some velocity with respect to the ground. Of course there is a turbulent boundary layer between the two, but that is quickly crossed. The scenario is this. Release the balloons. None need to be attached to each other (although a cluster of three balloons makes a nice "mother ship"). Each balloon goes upward, maybe vertically, maybe at a slight angle depending on the lower level wind. They _all_ will flop around, tossed by slight wind currents, but they keep going upward. They go up until they hit the uniform wind layer. As they insert into the wind layer, their overall velocity is overwhelmingly dominated by the wind, thus they a lose most of the turbulent levocities imparted prior to insertion into this layer. As each balloon is inserted into this layer, it is carried at the same velocity. It may even still be going up, but the "rapid" velocity in the horizontal direction is the most noticeable. The result is a collection of balloons that all seem to be going in the same direction and keep their spacing fairly well. All your comments of turbulence and wind shear are fine for low level balloons, but once they reach the wind layer I am referring to, it applies only minimally. Reviewing the 100's of "UFOs" "fleet", this is apparent to me after watching the thing a few times. So there is no need for strings! Just a nice wind layer which frequently occurs over all areas. But if you want to believe in these UFO fleets, don't let me stop you. It will liven up a UFO meeting and maybe you can get on TV! Also, lets talk about those cute wormy Mexican UFO videos! They are spelling out ancient Venusian or something! Just tie a bunch of balloons together (thanks Kyle King!) or a balloon "sheith" and you can make money on Telemundo!
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