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The 1991 WMO ozone sonde intercomparisonThe WMO ozone sonde intercomparison was held at Vanscoy, Saskatchewan from May 13 to May 24, 1991. The purpose of the intercomparison is to evaluate the performance of various ozone sonde types used operationally in the Global Ozone Observing System and to ensure that the accuracy and precision of the measurements are sufficient to detect long-term trends in stratospheric ozone. The intercomparison was sponsored by WMO and hosted by the Atmospheric Environment Service (AES) of Canada. It was attended by scientists from six countries: Canada, Finland, Germany, India, Japan and USA. A total of 10 balloon payloads were launched each carrying 7 or 8 sondes for a total of 67 successful ozone sonde flights. The payloads were carried to altitudes between 35 and 40 km where the flights terminated by balloon burst. Results of the profile measurements made during the series of the profile measurements made during the series of flight are used to determine statistically meaningful evaluations of the different sonde types. A description of the payload and the different ozone sondes is given. Preliminary results of the profile measurements and an evaluation of the performance of the sonde types are presented.
Document ID
19950004682
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Kerr, James B. (Atmospheric Environment Service Downsview Ontario, Canada)
Mcelroy, C. Thomas (Atmospheric Environment Service Downsview Ontario, Canada)
Fast, Hans (Atmospheric Environment Service Downsview Ontario, Canada)
Oltmans, Sam J. (Atmospheric Environment Service Downsview Ontario, Canada)
Lathrop, Jeff A. (Atmospheric Environment Service Downsview Ontario, Canada)
Kyro, Esko (Atmospheric Environment Service Downsview Ontario, Canada)
Paukkunen, Ari (Atmospheric Environment Service Downsview Ontario, Canada)
Claude, Hans J. (Atmospheric Environment Service Downsview Ontario, Canada)
Kohler, Ulf (Atmospheric Environment Service Downsview Ontario, Canada)
Sreedharan, C. R. (Atmospheric Environment Service Downsview Ontario, Canada)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1994
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Goddard Space Flight Center, Ozone in the Troposphere and Stratosphere, Part 2
Subject Category
METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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