Global Horizontal Sounding Technique

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A ten-year programme for the direct sensing of the atmosphere that began in 1966, using balloons designed to float at various constant-density levels. These were tracked and their various measurement readings monitored by polar orbiting satellites. Sensors on the balloons recorded temperature, humidity, and pressure; tracking gave mean winds for each balloon. The project formed part of the World Weather Watch.

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