What Does 💭 Thought Balloon Emoji Mean?The thought balloon emoji means you are thinking through something, as in trying to make a decision or come up with what to say next.
Wild Weather Words You Need To KnowPeople talk about the weather all the time. And so, we present this list of weather words we think you need to know to join the conversation.
- weasel word,
- weasel words,
- weather advisory,
- weather bomb,
- weather bureau,
- weather deck,
- weather eye,
- weather gauge
Origin of weather balloon
First recorded in 1935–40
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
A balloon used to carry instruments aloft to gather meteorological data in the atmosphere. Weather balloons are tracked by radar, Global Positioning System, or theodolites. The balloon itself usually contains devices to measure temperature, pressure and humidity, although it can contain specialized devices to measure the ozone in the ozone layer. Filled with hydrogen or helium gas, weather balloons can reach 35 km (22 mi) in altitude before disintegrating due to the decreased pressure of the lower stratosphere.
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