weather balloon


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weather balloon

n.
A balloon used to carry instruments aloft to gather meteorological data in the atmosphere.
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To supplement existing weather data observations, additional observations were conducted using weather balloons released from the ship- and land-based weather stations based in the Arctic.
A reluctant attempt by the US government called Project Blue Book concluded that almost 90 percent of such UFO sightings can be explained by natural causes, such as weather balloons, aerial illusions, cloud formation, etc.
Caption: Launching a weather balloon at College of DuPage.
The sequence of photos on the opposite page of an exploding rubber weather balloon were taken with a GoPro Hero4 Black camera with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,440 pixel frames operating at 48 frames per second.
Purchase the balloon (with a burst altitude of 100,000 feet) for as low as Rs.2,000 to Rs.3,000 like this one, go to a recreational space, find a balloon seller, pay him to fill your weather balloon with Helium, attach your old smartphone to it with video recording turned on, attach a small powerbank to it for good measure (make sure the whole payload is under 500g), launch your balloon.
The weather balloon was launched from the Ysgol Gymraeg Aberystwyth's playground at 10.45am on Thursday with the help of a robotics expert at Aberystwyth University.
One would have to consider a man-made object, such as a weather balloon, often mistaken for UFOs.
They packed a capsule with scientific and camera equipment before attaching it to a weather balloon and sending it into the stratosphere.
He has previously created two successful high altitude weather balloon projects called Bespin and Yavin IV, of which Bespin managed to capture images of the Earth from an altitude of over 100,000ft (30.5km).
January 2, 1962: As Mr R Lewis of Sheepridge was at work at Hopkinson's Ltd, Birkby, he saw a "bright, pale blue light which was travelling across the sky over Huddersfield in an east-south-easterly direction." The Oakes meteorologist Mr S Morris Bower said that it was possibly a weather balloon. 1492: The Spanish army recaptured Granada from the Moors.
The 43-year-old Austrian aviation pioneer is set to climb into a capsule suspended below a weather balloon which will lift him to 23 miles above the surface.