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.

Notes mentioning this note

There are no notes linking to this note.


Here are all the zettels in this zettelkasten, along with their links, visualized as a graph. You may need to zoom and pan around to see something.