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