radiosonde

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ra·di·o·sonde

 (rā′dē-ō-sŏnd′)
n.
An instrument carried aloft, chiefly by balloon, to gather and transmit meteorological data.

[German, Radiosonde : radio-, radio- + Sonde, probe, plumb bob (from French sonde; see sonde).]

radiosonde

(ˈreɪdɪəʊˌsɒnd)
n
(General Physics) an airborne instrument used to send meteorological information back to earth by radio. Also called: radiometeorograph
[C20: radio- + French sonde sounding line]

ra•di•o•sonde

(ˈreɪ di oʊˌsɒnd)

n.
an instrument carried aloft by balloon to transmit meteorological data by radio.
[1935–40]

ra·di·o·sonde

(rā′dē-ō-sŏnd′)
An instrument that is carried into the atmosphere, usually by balloon, to gather and transmit information about the weather.
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Another striking challenge in this experiment was the unpredictable exchange rates, as the funding was provided in Colombian pesos (COPs) and the costs for rawinsondes, receiver systems, and balloons were quoted and purchased in U.S.
Specifically, standard and mesonet surface observations, ACARS observations, maritime observations, and rawinsondes were used.
Embedding during Exercise Blue Chromite 16, the team successfully deployed two upper air tactical rawinsondes (sensors attached to weather balloons) in advance of a parachute jump, collecting and relaying real-time upper level wind data to jumpmasters.
Observational dataset available over the study area includes hourly average observations from eleven surface monitoring stations/sites, and upper-air data from two rawinsondes, all of them located in NW Iberian Peninsula (Figure 1).
Types of observations used in the analysis include land surface observations of surface pressure; ocean surface observations of sea level pressure and winds; sea level winds inferred from backscatter returns from space-borne radars; conventional upper-air data from rawinsondes (e.g., height, temperature, wind, and moisture); additional sources of upper-air data including drop sondes, pilot balloons, aircraft winds; and remotely sensed information from satellites (e.g.
We launched rawinsondes into six storm systems and made detailed measurements that included ice crystal structure and snow accumulation.
Until commercial aircraft started carrying atmospheric sensors, balloon-borne instruments called radiosondes (now referred to as rawinsondes) were the most practical way to get vertical profiles of temperature and moisture aloft.
Since rawinsonde observations are assimilated into numerical weather prediction models, rawinsondes are released from all sites at the same times each day, most often at 0000 and 1200 UTC.
The data sets and observed variables used in North American regional reanalysis included rawinsondes (temperature, wind, and moisture), dropsondes (temperature, wind, and moisture), pibals (wind), aircrafts (temperature and wind), surface (pressure), and geostationary satellites (cloud drift wind) [36].