Ozone from soundings

A vital element of regional and global measurement strategies

Anne Mee Thompson

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Abstract

Satellite instruments measuring ozone, predictive models of atmospheric trace gases, and models employing assimilation require well-resolved, accurate, and precise ozone profiles in the stratosphere and troposphere. These are provided by the ozonesonde instrument, typically an electrochemical concentration cell device flown on a balloon with a standard radiosonde. The design elements of a successful network of ozonesondes in the tropics (SHADOZ = Southern Hemisphere Additional Ozonesondes; Thompson et al., 2003a,b) are described. Sondes are a vital component of a sensor web as described by Schoeberl and Talabac [this volume] because profile variability can optimize retrieval accuracy as air mass types change. More generally, combined with assimilation, profiles from sondes and aircraft, as well as ground-based measurements are essential for accurate global measurement of tropospheric ozone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationObserving Systems for Atmospheric Composition
Subtitle of host publicationSatellite, Aircraft, Sensor Web and Ground-Based Observational Methods and Strategies
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages131-142
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)0387307192, 9780387307190
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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Thompson, A. M. (2007). Ozone from soundings: A vital element of regional and global measurement strategies. In Observing Systems for Atmospheric Composition: Satellite, Aircraft, Sensor Web and Ground-Based Observational Methods and Strategies (pp. 131-142). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-35848-2_10
Thompson, Anne Mee. / Ozone from soundings : A vital element of regional and global measurement strategies. Observing Systems for Atmospheric Composition: Satellite, Aircraft, Sensor Web and Ground-Based Observational Methods and Strategies. Springer New York, 2007. pp. 131-142
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