ballons burst at 35 km

Posted by
paul baughn on Jun 18, 2002 at 22:00

An international consortium has deployed one ozonesonde per week from a total of ten sites in Kenya, Fiji, Brazil, Ascension Island, and Samoa over the past four years. Before the balloons burst, at around 35 kilometres above the Earth, they profile a column of the troposphere and stratosphere.

this just raised an interesting question between my ears.
why would a balloon burst at a high altitude?

a balloon rises due to a low pressure.

as a balloon rises the outside pressure of a balloon would decrease.
why dosnt the balloon just float around when the pressures
are lower?

is this a gas that would expand in a lower pressure and the expansion
burst the balloon?

is the equipment lost or recovered?

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