A balloon-borne instrument for the simultaneous measurement and transmission of meteorological data up to a height of approximately 30,000 meters (100,000 feet). The height of each pressure level of the observation is computed from data received via radio signals.
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A small radio transmitter which is attached to a balloon and released to measure pressure, temperature and humidity in the upper atmosphere.
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balloon-borne instrument for making atmospheric measurements, such as temperature, pressure, and humidity, and radioing the information back to a ... [3 related articles]
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Instrument intended to be carried by a balloon up through the atmosphere, equipped with sensors to measure one or several meteorological variables (pressure, temperature, humidity, etc.), and provided with a radio transmitter for sending this information to the observing station.
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A radiosonde (Sonde is French for probe) is a unit for use in weather balloons that measures various atmospheric parameters and transmits them to a fixed receiver. Radiosondes may operate at a radio frequency of 403 MHz or 1680 MHz and both types may be adjusted slightly higher or lower as required...
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An instrument package connected to a weather balloon that collects, and transmits by radio, meteorological data as it ascends through the atmosphere.
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equipment comprising measuring sensors and an automatic radio transmitter usually carried on an aircraft, free balloon, kite or parachute, and which transmits meteorological data
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Early launch of a radiosonde developed by the U.S. Bureau of Standards at Washington, D.C. Airport blimp hangar (May 7, 1936). A small box-like instrument that is carried into the upper atmosphere by balloon. As it travels upward, it transmits meteorological measurements to ground stations. Rad...
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radiosonde (rā'dēōsond) , group of instruments for simultaneous measurement and radio transmission of meteorological data, including temperature, pressure, and humidity of the atmosphere. The instrument package is usually carried into the atmosphere by a balloon (see weather ba...
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Balloon carrying a compact package of meteorological instruments and a radio transmitter, used to `sound`, or measure, conditions in the atmosphere. The instruments measure temperature, pressure, and humidity, and the information gathered is transmitted back to observers on the ground. A radar targe...
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