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Ballooning

See also Aviation.
Balloon Hoax, The
1844 news story falsely reports that eight men have crossed the Atlantic in a balloon. [Am. Lit.: The Balloon Hoax in Poe]
Ferguson, Samuel
embarks with two others on air-borne journey over Africa. [Fr. Lit.: Five Weeks in a Balloon]
Wizard of Oz
reaches and departs from Oz in circus balloon. [Children’s Lit.: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz]
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Environmental and logistic factors limited use of more accurate quantitative techniques, but we believe that the Pumice Plain pitfall results give a good approximation of the incoming ballooner fauna, for the following reasons: (1) Local conditions were mostly similar, and microtopographic differences between traps were eliminated by pooling all traps at each site.
In previous ballooner studies, the percentage of Lycosidae among airborne spider specimens has ranged from 3% (Greenstone et al.
The VLR fails to resolve ballooners because spiders lack distinctive allometric ratios and tend to have masses near or below the critical threshold for the radar (Chapman et al.
These species were used as model ballooners for comparison with a simulated individual (SI).