SOLVE: SAGE III Ozone Loss and Validation Experiment

Updated 2002-09-18

In preparation to the launch of the SAGE III experiment in March 2001, NASA and the European Union performed the SOLVE / THESEO-2000 campaign, which had three components: (i) an aircraft campaign using the NASA DC-8 and ER-2 airplanes out of Kiruna/Sweden, (ii) launches of large stratospheric research balloons from Kiruna, (iii) validation excercises for the commissioning phase of SAGE III. The German Arctic research station Koldewey in Ny-Ålesund/Spitsbergen contributes to (i), (ii), and (iii) by performing measurements of stratospheric components like ozone, trace gases, aerosols (PSCs), temperature and winds. The measurement results were transmitted quasi online to the flight planning center in Kiruna, in order to allow a better directing of the air plane flights. In addition the Koldewey-Station has been designated a validation anchor site for the SAGE III validation. The activities are organized within a NASA accepted proposal of ground-based validation support by the NDSC Primary Station at Ny-Ålesund, Spitsbergen and by a SAGE III validation working group for Ny-Ålesund. The main observation periods are from December 1999 to March 2000.

Time frame

Status
Completed
Project time span
1999 - 2000
Data collection
1999 - 2000
Data processing
1999 - 2000
Data reporting
1999 - 2000

Contact information

Contact person
Roland Neuber
Address
Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research FS Potsdam Telegrafenberg A43 D-14473 Potsdam (Building A43-218)
Phone
+49-331-288-2129
Fax
+49-331-288-2178
Email
ed.madstop-iwa@rebuen

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
Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

NASA Langley Research Center SOLVE, http://cloud1.arc.nasa.gov/solve/index.html

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