Journal Highlights

Measuring ionizing radiation in the atmosphere with a new balloon-borne detector

Editor’s Highlight—

This paper presents a new low cost technology for measuring atmospheric ionization up to 25 km. A group of UK-based scientists have developed a miniature scintillator-based detector intended for deployment on meteorological radiosondes or unmanned airborne vehicles. This paper presents the results from their early development and testing including detector calibration and in-flight measurements