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dropsonde

[′dräp‚sänd]
(engineering)
A radiosonde dropped by parachute from a high-flying aircraft to measure weather conditions and report them back to the aircraft. Also known as dropwindsonde; parachute radiosonde.

dropsonde

dropsonde
A radiosonde dropped by parachute from high-flying aircraft normally over areas devoid of population to measure (and transmit) weather data for all heights continuously during descent.