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A weather or sounding balloon is a balloon which carries instruments aloft to send back information on atmospheric pressure, temperature, humidity and wind speed by means of a small, expendable measuring device called a ... years weather balloons have also been used for scattering human ashes at high- altitude by ...

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Observations where winds aloft are also obtained from radiosondes are ... data, among other data, are also archived and sent to the NOAA National Climatic Data Center. A typical "weather balloon" sounding can last in excess of two hours , and the ... The kites carried aloft meteorological instruments or "meteorographs" that ...

www.physics.uwo.ca/~whocking/p103/instrum.html

Oct 31, 2000 ... This human sensitivity to weather is illustrated in the attached diagram (click ... A Brief History of the Early Instruments of Meteorology .... digitally, allowing high time-resolution studies of pressure-wave events in the atmosphere. .... needed in order to make a balloon which could stay aloft for sufficiently long, ...

www.ua.nws.noaa.gov/factsheet.htm

The radiosonde is a small, expendable instrument package (weighs 250 to ... sends the sensor measurements to a sensitive ground tracking antenna on a ... winds aloft are also obtained from radiosondes are called "rawinsonde" observations. ... A typical NWS "weather balloon" sounding can last in excess of two hours.

www.nasa.gov/content/up-up-and-away-nasa-s-super-pressure-balloon-is-hoping-to-break-records

Mar 2, 2015 ... NASA is scheduled to launch a heavy-lift super pressure balloon (SPB) as ... of tracking and communication instruments, NASA expects the SPB to ... sent flight termination commands to separate the parachute/payload from the balloon. ... PIPER is a telescope super-cooled for increased sensitivity to detect ...

www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/technology/explorers_balloons.html

A weather balloon launched by local high school students travels 100,000 feet .... and the students will converge at Glenn to launch their experiments aloft in a balloon. ... in the search field (do not use a space, search is not case sensitive). ..... the balloon platform where the instruments are mounted, known as the gondola.

www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2005/jan/HQ_05031_balloon_record.html

Jan 28, 2005 ... High-altitude balloon launched to carry solar research payload. ... Staying aloft for over five hours, the solar observatory platform was carried to ... Scientific Balloon Facility in Palestine, Texas, sent flight termination commands at ... The Texas flight, known as the Balloon-borne Imaging Telescope (SuperBIT) ...

www.aos.wisc.edu/~hopkins/wx-inst/wxi-raob.htm

Jun 10, 1996 ... The radiosonde is a balloon-borne instrument platform with radio transmitting capabilities. ... Radiosondes can be launched in almost any type of weather. ... covered with a moisture sensitive film of lithium chloride (LiCl) and a binder; ... ascends, in response to a reduction in the atmospheric pressure aloft.

www.wikiwand.com/en/Radiosonde

A radiosonde is a battery-powered telemetry instrument package carried into the atmosphere usually by a weather balloon that measures various atmospheric parameters ... pressure, temperature, relative humidity, wind , cosmic ray readings at high ... Radiosondes measuring ozone concentration are known as ozonesondes.

www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2011/may/HQ_M11-090_Weather_Balloons.html

May 10, 2011 ... They are the finalists in NASA's second Balloonsat High-Altitude .... Volcanologists sent out requests for NASA's Earth Observing 1 ... That software, called the Autonomous Sciencecraft Experiment .... Cross-calibrating LIS data with other space-based lightning and weather instruments may create a longer ...