BOS: High altitude ozone observations with a Balloon-borne Optical Sensor

Updated 2002-09-18

In order to get detailed vertical ozone profiles above the range of standard electrochemical ozonesondes (typically 35 km), a radiosonde together with an optical ozonesensor is launchend with a special plastic foliage balloon. The balloon payload consists of a digital radiosonde (DFM 90) using GPS for altitude measurements and a two channel filter spectrometer (optical sensor) to measure the vertical ozone distribution up to more than 40 km altitude. The ozone profiles obtained by the optical sensors will be compared with ground-based microwave and lidar ozone observations as well as with the standard balloon-borne ozone measurements with electrochemical ozone sensors.

Time frame

Status
Ongoing
Project time span
1994 - 2010
Data collection
1994 -
Data processing
1994 -
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Andreas Herber
Address
Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research Am Handelshafen 12 D-27570 Bremerhaven (Building C-106) Germany
Phone
+49-471-4831-1489
Fax
+49-471-4831-1425
Email
ed.nevahremerb-iwa@rebreha
Other project contacts
Mareile Wolff mwolff@awi-bremerhaven.de Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research Am Handelshafen 12 D-27570 Bremerhaven (Building C-105) Germany

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Climate change effects
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Air/aerosol

Geography

Regions studied
Koldewey Station, Ny-Ålesund/Spitsbergen
Svalbard

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
No

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Yes
Other institutes involved in the project

National Institute for Polar Research Tokio, Japan Tohoku University Sendai, Japan

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