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pibal

[pahy-buh l] /ˈpaɪ bəl/
noun, Meteorology
1.
the measurement and computation of the speed and direction of winds by theodolitic tracking of a pilot balloon.
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Origin
pi(lot) bal(loon)
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  • Radiosonde and pibal observations are disseminated for operational use by means of various communication services described below.

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