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