By L. Paul Verhage View In Digital Edition
I’ll address three factors in this month’s column. The first is the surface winds and their effect on filling and launching a weather balloon. The second factor is how the atmospheric composition and pressure on the surface will affect the initial volume of a weather balloon. The last factor is how atmospheric pressure changes with altitude. This factor is important because it determines the maximum altitude that a weather balloon will reach before bursting.
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Near Space 2006-03 (Standard Atmosphere and Martian Air Pressure spreadsheets)