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NOAA Photo Library Image - wea03675

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.)

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