Contributions to the THESEO 2000 / SOLVE campaign

Updated 2002-01-02

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 exercises for the commissioning phase of SAGE III. The German Arctic research station Koldewey in Ny-Ă…lesund/Spitsbergen contributed to (i), (ii), and (iii) by performing measurements of stratospheric components like ozone, trace gases, aerosols (PSCs), temperature and winds. The main observation periods were from December 1999 to March 2000.

Time frame

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

Contact information

Contact person
Roland Neuber
Alfred Wegener Institute, Foundation for Polar and Marine Research, Research Unit Potsdam Telegrafenberg A43 D-14473 Potsdam Germany
Other project contacts

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
UV effects
Media sampled/studied/modelled


Regions studied
UV effects
UV effects
UV effects

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

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

NASA European Commission University of Bremen NILU

Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

NASA European Commission

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