Balloon

From Glossary of Meteorology
(Redirected from Balloons)



balloon


A flexible bag often made of rubber or plastic, which, when filled with helium, is used to carry meteorological instruments. See anchor balloon, ballonet, ceiling balloon, constant-level balloon, extensible balloon, jimsphere, kytoon, pilot balloon, racoon, robin sphere, sounding balloon, super-pressure balloon, tetroon, zero-pressure balloon.

Term edited 1 February 2022.


Copyright 2022 American Meteorological Society (AMS). For permission to reuse any portion of this work, please contact permissions@ametsoc.org. Any use of material in this work that is determined to be “fair use” under Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act (17 U.S. Code § 107) or that satisfies the conditions specified in Section 108 of the U.S.Copyright Act (17 USC § 108) does not require AMS’s permission. Republication, systematic reproduction, posting in electronic form, such as on a website or in a searchable database, or other uses of this material, except as exempted by the above statement, require written permission or a license from AMS. Additional details are provided in the AMS Copyright Policy statement.