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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).]
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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]
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ra•di•o•sonde

(ˈreɪ di oʊˌsɒnd)

n.
an instrument carried aloft by balloon to transmit meteorological data by radio.
[1935–40]
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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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The Atmospheric Responses of 2017 Total Solar Eclipse (ARTSE20I7) project was created to observe the response of the atmosphere to the shadow of the moon during a total solar eclipse using surface observations and radiosonde data.
Thus, the impacts of the Arctic radiosonde observations could influence the mid-latitude extremes, the courses of three tropical cyclones approaching to Japan or Northern U.S.
Each balloon has a measuring device called a radiosonde that transmits temperature, dew point, atmospheric pressure, and wind speed to a ground station.
In its 2017 annual audit report for PAGASA, the Commission on Audit also criticized the "excessive" purchase of 700 units of radiosonde transmitters with free meteorological balloons.
The lack of warming in the last nineteen years was not predicted by the computer models and is confirmed by data from satellites and radiosonde weather balloons.
It has been shown that there has been an upward trend in PWV at most sites in the Northern Hemisphere, using radiosonde observations made during 1973-1995[30].
An instrument called a radiosonde is attached to the balloon to measure pressure, temperature and relative humidity as it ascends up into the atmosphere.
He does not consider observation practices or conventions; but covers the history of measuring weather; instrument and measurement theory; the electronics required for signal conditioning and digital data acquisition and logging; a range of common instruments and sensors; combining sensors, signal processing, and data transfer for radiosonde measurements; and examples of some of the processing techniques used for analyzing environmental data.
Until the 1990s, radiosonde was a traditional worldwide and actually the only routine instrument for the evaluation of PW.
Radiometer profiling during dynamic weather conditions is discussed and shows that the accuracy of radiometer retrievals is similar to radiosonde soundings when used for numerical weather prediction [19].