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Name: Brian
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Grade: N/A
Location: MA
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Date: 11/2/2005


Question:
Why are radiosondes hung on such a long string below the balloon and parachute?


Replies:
Brian,

The long string helps to reduce the sway of the radiosonde package in the wind as it and the balloon rise.

David R. Cook
Climate Research Section
Environmental Science Division
Argonne National Laboratory


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