Teisserenc de Bort

[ tĕs-rä də bôr′ ]
Léon Philippe 1855-1913

French physicist and meteorologist who pioneered the use of unmanned balloons outfitted with weather instruments for meteorological studies. Using these balloons he discovered and named the stratosphere in 1899.

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