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dropsonde

[drop-sond] /ˈdrɒpˌsɒnd/
noun, Meteorology
1.
an instrument similar to a radiosonde that is attached to a parachute and released from an aircraft.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; drop + (radio)sonde
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  • To use targeting of dropsonde observations to improve numerical forecasts.
  • Aircraft radar and dropsonde data are available and are organized by storm and year.
British Dictionary definitions for dropsonde

dropsonde

/ˈdrɒpsɒnd/
noun
1.
(meteorol) a radiosonde dropped by parachute
Word Origin
C20: drop + (radio)sonde
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