The Hydrogen/Helium Debate – A Smarter Way to Reach the Air Up There

Around the world weather balloons are launched daily to collect atmospheric data such as humidity, temperature, pressure, and wind speed and direction.

With approximately 800 different locations in some of the most remote areas of the world, meteorological organizations conducting upper air observation rely on gases such as hydrogen and helium to elevate weather balloons so they can capture data.

Recently, there has been much debate regarding the type of gas that should be used and what to do so that the gas is readily available when required.