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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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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, ...

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High-altitude balloon launched to carry solar research payload. ... “SSIPP could support the development of a range of new instruments for the ... Balloon Facility in Palestine, Texas, sent flight termination commands at 3:14 p.m. EDT, July 2. ... The Texas flight, known as the Balloon-borne Imaging Telescope (SuperBIT), ...

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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 ...

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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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Oct 7, 2016 ... Radiosonde - using a helium-filled balloon to carry a small package of ... A radiosonde is a small expendable package of instruments which is carried aloft into the ... are required at very high levels in the atmosphere, larger balloons are ... A wind profiler is a very sensitive upward-looking Doppler radar.

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Due to the sensitivity of the electronics, most chilled mirror hygrometers are too expensive .... How high does a weather balloon rise before taking measurements ? ... A: Weather balloons carry expendable instrument packages called radiosondes ..... the jet stream is by sending aloft weather balloons from around the country.

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the history of hot air balloons and lighter than air aircraft. ... weather balloons have been launched by the National Weather Service and its predecessor organization. ... burst when they reached a high altitude, dropping the instruments to Earth by ... a pilot balloon, a small balloon sent aloft to show wind speed and direction.

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This type of remote sensing instrument is often hand-held or mounted on a ... The first aerial images were acquired with a camera carried aloft by a balloon in 1859. ... In this section, aircraft are divided into three categories (low, mid, and high) ... Communications and weather satellites often use geostationary orbits with ...

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Jun 10, 1996 ... The radiosonde is a balloon-borne instrument platform with radio transmitting capabilities. Originally named a radio-meteorograph, the instrument is now referred to ... Radiosondes can be launched in almost any type of weather. .... These balloon-borne instruments are sent aloft just prior to 0000 UTC and ...