Monday, September 27, 2004

Weather Forecasting, Upper-air observations by means of balloon-borne sounding equipment

Once again technology provided the means with which to test the new scientific ideas and stimulate yet newer ones. During the late 1920s and '30s, several groups of investigators (those headed by Yrj� V�is�l� of Finland and Pavel Aleksandrovich Malchanov of the Soviet Union, for example) began using small radio transmitters with balloon-borne instruments, eliminating


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