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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 ...

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.weather.gov/gjt/education_corner_balloon

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.weather.gov/upperair/factsheet

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.

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Aloft. This image, taken through a telescope, is of the newly designed super ... balloon cost considerably less than a satellite and the scientific instruments flown .... A high-altitude balloon carrying a new, miniature solar-pointing platform was ..... 9 (New Zealand time) due to unacceptable weather conditions for operations.

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18, a high-altitude balloon successfully carried the HyperSpectral Imager for ... ice and glaciers by sending fast-firing laser pulses to the surface and timing how .... at a rain of particles from deep space, called cosmic rays, that constantly showers .... The Balloon Program is currently preparing new missions bearing sensitive ...

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 Carolina Infrasound instrument, a three-kilogram payload resembling a small ...

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.islandnet.com/~see/weather/almanac/arc2005/alm05jul.htm

Jul 1, 2005 ... Weather Almanac for July 2005 ... manned weather balloon probe ... of small free balloons to determine high altitude wind character in 1809. ... The instrument package could be sent aloft and then reeled back in to read the ...