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Perche anémométrique équipant l’avant du Falcon 20 de Safire

Anemometric boom on the front of the Falcon 20 belonging to Safire, the French facility for airborne research. It can measure, at a high rate, the wind speed relative to the plane in three dimensions via its five-hole probe. The device is used to collect data on atmospheric turbulence. The Falcon 20 is a plane used for multidisciplinary research in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere, in areas such as remote sensing, chemistry and microphysics. Safire is a unit dedicated to climatic and environmental research, satellite validation and aeronautical development. It uses planes for the benefit of scientific research as part of experimental campaigns.

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