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Dropsonde
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- This dropsonde is one of the key tools National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration officials use to measure temperature, humidity, and most importantly, barometric pressure inside a hurricane. The crew of the WP-3D Orion, can drop as many as 60 dropsondes during a flight from here. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Randy Redman)

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Photo by: Staff Sgt. Randy Redman |  VIRIN: 040809-F-5179R-002.JPG