Vaisala Dropsonde

Description
This example is identical to the many instruments that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) dropped into and around Hurricane Katrina as that storm crossed the Gulf of Mexico in the late summer of 2005. These instruments provided information that scientists used to gauge the size, strength and speed of this storm.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
dropsonde
date made
2003
maker
Vaisala, Inc.
Physical Description
cardboard (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16 in x 2 3/4 in; 40.64 cm x 6.985 cm
place made
United States: Colorado, Boulder
ID Number
2007.0213.1
accession number
2007.0213
catalog number
2007.0213.1
subject
Measuring & Mapping
Science & Mathematics
event
Hurricane Katrina
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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