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sounding balloon

noun, Meteorology
1.
a balloon carrying instruments aloft to make atmospheric measurements, especially a radiosonde balloon.
Also called weather balloon.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • It is a rare occasion when a rawinsonde station has the opportunity to release a sounding balloon in the eye of a hurricane.

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