What is a Radiosonde?

A radiosonde is a battery-powered telemetry instrument that is carried into and across the atmosphere by a weather balloon or UAV so to measure a series of atmospheric parameters and relay these measurements back to a ground receiver via radio.

It is often used in the field of Atmospheric Science

Typically, a radiosonde will measure temperature, pressure, relative humidity, altitude, wind, cosmic rays and geographical position throughout its flight.

Radiosonde Wikipedia article.

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