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The radiosonde is a lightweight, balloon-borne instrument that measures profiles of pressure, temperature and humidity from the ground to approximately 40km.The radiosonde is equipped with a radio transmitter for sending the measurements to the observing station.

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instrumentType:      Sonde
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The Met office Fact Sheet #13 – Upper Air Observations gives further information as to the data collected by radiosondes.

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