A short introduction to the different types of clouds, where they form in the atmosphere, and their shapes.
Short animated video showing instrument packages called dropsondes being released from an airplane.
Video of NASA's Global Hawk robotic aircraft releasing dropsondes.
Video showing dropsondes being released from aircraft and balloons to measure atmospheric properties at various altitudes.
Our electric atmosphere has a lot more to it than lightning and thunderstorms. Learn about Earth's Global Electric Circuit and its connection to Space Weather.
In this video from the U.S. National Weather Service, a scientist explains how weather balloons are used to collect data that improves weather predictions.