Weather Service Bulletin No. 9, 1949. P. 11. Wiresonde set AN/UMQ-4
components. This system was attached by wire to a retrievable balloon or
kite which was reeled in or out to a height of approximately 1,000 feet.
Image ID: wea03675, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection Credit: Headquarters Air Weather Service; Courtesy of the family of Nels Johnson, United States Weather Bureau (dec.)