Sounding balloon


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Sound´ing bal`loon´


1.An unmanned balloon sent aloft for meteorological or aëronautic purposes.
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Chen from Institute of Space, Astrophysical and Plasma Sciences at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan, has developed a sounding balloon, which has successfully risen aloft in National Tung Kang Maritime and Fishery Vocational High School, Pingtung County, and obtained data of more than 600 photos.
Due to Taiwan's relatively scarce sounding rockets and satellite missions, teachers and students from NCKU Institute of Space, Astrophysical and Plasma Sciences and NCKU Plasma and Space Science Center have put in efforts to develop a low-cost sounding balloon for the purposes of early equipment testing, validation and personnel training.
Chen and his twelve students have developed a sounding balloon to engage in high-altitude instrument experiments, and they have participated in the takeoff of the sounding balloon at National Tung Kang Maritime and Fishery Vocational High School, Pingtung County.
The researchers note that their modeling results need confirmation through observations, which could be carried out by airplanes, drones, or sounding balloons measuring the level of turbulence and the electric field within a storm.