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Weather Balloons

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Weather balloons are released daily from locations all over the world.  They fly for about 2 hours, cover up to 125 miles and rise as high as 100,000 feet (almost 19 miles!). 

A radiosonde hangs below the balloon and gathers information about atmospheric conditions, such as temperature and humidity.


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Image, courtesy NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).

 

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