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NOAA Photo Library Image - wea01138

Filling the balloon of a "ballon-sonde" prior to launch. The French were the first to use small balloons filled with hydrogen to carry meteorological instruments aloft. In: "The Principles of Aerography" by Alexander McAdie, 1917. Page 14.

Image ID: wea01138, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Location: Missouri, St. Louis
Photo Date: 1905 Circa


Category: Instruments/Balloons/

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