Definition of weather balloon in English:

weather balloon


  • A balloon equipped with meteorological apparatus which is sent into the atmosphere to provide information about the weather.

    ‘The launch team had noted what NASA describes as ‘marginal’ wind conditions during the countdown, and wanted to double-check the data against information from a final weather balloon.’
    • ‘On arriving there Peter and Chris got out of the vans and sent up a weather balloon to watch the wind direction.’
    • ‘The Port Elizabeth weather office said there wasn't a weather balloon in that area and no calls reporting UFOs had been received.’
    • ‘From the ground, a large weather balloon at an altitude of 30 kilometers appears as a star (if you know where to look).’
    • ‘Initially, the government tried to pass off the debris found at the crash site as a weather balloon bearing a radar target panel.’
    • ‘In 1947, an object which crashed near Roswell in the USA was a weather balloon according to the US Army Air Force.’
    • ‘The glider is designed to be launched from a weather balloon.’
    • ‘The U.S. Army made the official announcement that the sighting and wreckage was a weather balloon.’
    • ‘The Oliviers lived out at Collondale in their youth and watched every day as a weather balloon was released from the airport.’
    • ‘His neighbour Eric Gilbert also saw the object and suggested it could be a weather balloon.’
    • ‘Another thing, Nancy, is that there's no one out there in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico to send up weather balloons.’
    • ‘The best available data, from weather satellites and weather balloons, do not detect any appreciable atmospheric warming.’
    • ‘Data are derived from an array of sources ranging from conventional thermometers, rain gauges, and weather balloons to state-of-the-art remote sensing devices located on satellites and on the ground.’
    • ‘But data from weather balloons and satellites don't match the projections.’
    • ‘For the first time, scientists could accurately track weather balloons, and tell much about clouds and the direction that they travel in.’
    • ‘In the late 18th century, the first manned weather balloons were launched.’
    • ‘The meteors drift just like weather balloons so we can use a radar on the Earth and bounce radio waves off the meteors to find how fast they are moving and so measure the winds at the edge of space.’
    • ‘In 1950, the best idea for peering into the unknown land was to use camera-carrying weather balloons that could reach above the ceiling of enemy jet fighters and ride the jet stream over the 6.6-million-square-mile Soviet Union.’
    • ‘In addition to tracking birds, the radar was used on 113 occasions to track weather balloons in order to determine wind direction and speed at different altitudes.’
    • ‘The air over Antarctica has warmed dramatically over the past 30 years, according to a new study of archived data collected by weather balloons floated over the icy continent.’


weather balloon

/ˈweT͟Hər bəˈlo͞on/ /ˈwɛðər bəˈlun/