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rocketsonde,

rocketrocket,
any vehicle propelled by ejection of the gases produced by combustion of self-contained propellants. Rockets are used in fireworks, as military weapons, and in scientific applications such as space exploration.
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 with instrumentation capable of measuring and transmitting meteorological data to altitudes of 250,000 ft (76,200 m). See radiosonderadiosonde
, group of instruments for simultaneous measurement and radio transmission of meteorological data, including temperature, pressure, and humidity of the atmosphere.
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rocketsonde

[′räk·ət‚sänd]
(engineering)
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1992) Rocketsonde observations of the middle atmosphere dynamics at Uchinoura (31[degrees]N, 131[degrees]E) during DYANA campaign.
at least 25 degrees in a period of a week or less) at any stratospheric level in any area of the wintertime hemisphere, measured by radiosonde or rocketsonde data and/or indicated by satellite data; and if criteria for major warmings are not met.
Traditionally, atmospheric ducts can be measured via radiosondes or rocketsondes or using numerical weather prediction models [4].
The traditional ways of determining the modified refractivity profile include devices such as radiosondes, rocketsondes, microwave refractometers and lidar [2].
This definition was likely based on the observational system available during the 1970s, largely comprised of radiosondes and rocketsondes.