A radiosonde which is dropped by parachute from an aircraft for the purpose of obtaining soundings of the atmosphere below.
A radiosonde which is dropped by parachute from an aircraft for the purpose of obtaining atmospheric conditions. Hurricane hunters use dropsondes as they explore the strength and intensity of tropical cyclones. The sounding obtained is used for weather models to predict the future conditions of the tropical cyclone.
an expendable instrument package launched from the plane to return weather data as it falls