Definition of pilot balloon in English:
A small meteorological balloon used to track air currents.
- Wind measurements were performed every 4 hours by tracking the ascent of a pilot balloon by radar.
- This computes a vertical profile of wind direction and speed given the radio telemetry observations of a pilot balloon.
- With the growth of aviation activity in the country, pilot balloon observations were started in 1928 to generate daily upper air wind data for pilots.
Definition of pilot balloon in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan