Vaisala Dropsonde

Vaisala Dropsonde

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This example is identical to the many dropsondes 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.
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Object Name
date made
Vaisala, Inc.
place made
United States: Colorado, Boulder
Physical Description
cardboard (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 16 in x 2 3/4 in; 40.64 cm x 6.985 cm
overall: 16 in x 2 3/4 in; 40.64 cm x 6.985 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Hurricane Katrina
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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