Teardrop balloon

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teardrop balloon

A sounding balloon that, when operationally inflated, resembles an inverted teardrop.

This shape was determined primarily by aerodynamic considerations of the problem of obtaining maximum stable rates of balloon ascension. Such balloons are not commonly used for operational soundings.