Feature: The weather tester in the clouds
Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.
XINING, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- As dawn arrives, Wang Liefu puts on a heavy cotton jacket, leaves his warm room and strides into the howling wind outside. In the wide open, he sends a 2.5 meter-diameter balloon up into the sky.
From 7:15 a.m. to 7:20 a.m. sharp every morning, the balloon carries various sensors 30 km upward to gather weather data above the Tanggula Mountains on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
The data is then transferred to the China Meteorological Administration in Beijing and shared wi ...