rocketsonde definition by Webster's New World
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Meteorol. a rocket designed for weather observations in the area beyond the range of balloons, esp. between altitudes of 100,000 and 250,000 ft
Origin: rocket plush sonde
rocketsonde definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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An instrument transported to the upper atmosphere by rocket, used to study meteorological conditions.
Origin: rocket1 + (radio)sonde.
rocketsonde - Science Definition
An instrument transported to the upper atmosphere by rocket, used to study meteorological conditions. A rocketsonde is capable of measuring and transmitting information to altitudes of about 76,000 m (249,280 ft).