UP and away…ride with a weather balloon!

May 26, 2013 — Leave a comment

weather balloon

Weather information is captured from satellites, surface weather stations, ships, planes and also weather balloons which are launched regularly from sites all over the world.  Weather balloons have instruments which continuously capture data during their ascent through the atmosphere on several weather parameters including temperature, wind speed, humidity, pressure etc. The map shows the track of a balloon launched today, that ascended to 40,000 m over Swindon. The car icon shows the chase vehicle used to collect the instruments when the balloon eventually falls to earth.  You can track more weather balloons live at http://spacenear.us/tracker/

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