Balloons help beach studies


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A camera-carrying balloon that photographed a Florida beach last summer is regarded as a significant new development in coastal investigation by Louisiana State University's Coastal Studies Institute. Choule J. Sonu, professor in the Department of Marine Sciences, experimented with a homemade balloon that reached an altitude of 350 feet and was controlled from the ground by one offshore-based tether, and two shore-based lines.