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Early 1900's photographs of a box kite and the meteograph attached to it to
measure weather conditions aloft.

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Aircraft used to collect upper-air data.   Note the meteograph
attached to the wing struts. Circa 1934.


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Pilot balloon release, circa 1930.  Tracking telescope
or "theodolite" used to obtain winds aloft.


         Snd-phto.jpg (103618 bytes)   

Early model radiosonde being attached to a balloon. Circa 1936.

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Balloon Inflation Shelter with Radiotheodolite radome on top, circa 1997


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Inflated balloon with radiosonde and parachute on the inflation table (circa 1997).


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Radiosonde and balloon prior to release (circa 1990, left  & circa 1997, right)


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Balloon Release (circa 1997)

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Radiosonde being carried aloft (circa 1997)


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NWS Automated Radiotheodolite, circa 1955

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Testing a prototype LORAN radiosonde tracking system and balloon shelter, circa 1993.

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