Amazing Weather Picture!! | Weather
The picture you see above is one of the most unique weather pictures I have ever seen. What you are seeing right above is a weather balloon that is hitting the stratosphere and popping!!
How that happens is due to the lack of pressure as the balloon goes up in the atmosphere. If you have ever gone up a mountain and had your ears pop, this is the same principle. Also just like being in a pool, swimming to the bottom, and having your ears pop. Down here on the surface the air above us presses down on us, that is what air pressure is. As that balloon went up and the pressure went down the balloon actually expanded!! Eventually the air pressure was so low as the balloon went into the stratosphere that it could not expand anymore and it popped!!! Cool huh??
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