leon philippe teisserenc de bort

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Teisserenc de Bort   (těs-rä' də bôr')  Pronunciation Key 
French physicist and meteorologist who pioneered the use of unmanned balloons outfitted with weather instruments for meteorological studies. Using these balloons he discovered and named the stratosphere in 1899.
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