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Upper Air

Balloon Lift With Lighter Than Air Gases - University of Hawaii
Balloon Technology Database - The Goddard Library
Balloons Sample the Weather - The Weather Doctor's Weather Almanac
Ballooning and Meteorology in the Twentieth Century - U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission
Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility - NASA, Palestine, Texas
Examples of Launches of Instrumented Balloons in Storms - Thunderstorm Electrification and Lightning Experiment
History of Upper-Air Observations - A brief history of upper-air observations from the National Weather Service.
NASA Balloon Program Office - Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia
Upper Air Sounding Details - Unisys Weather
www.pilotballoon.com - Martin Brenner, California State University Long Beach

Manuals & Handbooks

Federal Meteorological Handbook #3 - Rawinsonde and Pibal Observations - FCM-H3-1997 (PDF)
National Weather Service Manual 10-1401 - Rawinsonde Observations - NWSPD 10-14 (PDF), Replaces NWS Observing Handbook #10.


Airgas - US distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related equipment
Rocketman - High altitude balloon payload recovery parachutes
Simple Homemade Balloon Filling Device (PDF)

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