An overview of strategic ozone sounding networks: Insights into ozone budgets, UT/LS processes and tropical climate signatures

Anne M. Thompson

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Abstract

Ozone soundings serve to integrate models, aircraft and ground-based measurements for better interpretation of atmospheric losses (stratosphere) and pollution (troposphere). A well-designed network of ozonesonde stations answers questions that cannot be solved by short campaigns or current satellite technology. The Match campaign (Rex et al. 1998) was designed specifically to follow ozone depletion within the polar vortex; the standard sites are at middle to high northern hemisphere latitudes. Short-term strategic networks operated over North America in July-August 2004 within the ICARTT/INTEX-A/NEAQS (International Consortium on Atmospheric Research on Transport and Transformation/Intercontinental Chemical Transport Experiment/New England Air Quality Study) and during the 2006 INTEX-B (INTEX Ozonesonde Network Study (http://croc.gsfc.nasa.gov/intexb/ions06.html) and TEXAQS/GOMACCS (Texas Air Quality Study/Gulf of Mexico Atmospheric Composition and Climate Study). A global network designed to address questions about ozone in the equatorial zone, SHADOZ (Southern Hemisphere Additional Ozonesondes; http://croc.gsfc.nasa.gov/ shadoz), has operated since 1998 in partnership with NOAA, NASA and the Meteorological Services of host countries (Thompson et al. 2003a, b). Examples of findings from these networks are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTwenty Years of Ozone Decline - Proceedings of the Symposium for the 20th Anniversary of the Montreal Protocol
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media, LLC
Pages237-249
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9789048124688
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009
Event2007 20th Symposium of the Montreal Protocol - Athens, Greece
Duration: Sep 16 2007Sep 20 2007

Publication series

NameTwenty Years of Ozone Decline - Proceedings of the Symposium for the 20th Anniversary of the Montreal Protocol

Other

Other2007 20th Symposium of the Montreal Protocol
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period9/16/079/20/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering

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