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SAGE - European ozonesonde comparisonBetween February and December 1979, 30 correlative comparisons were conducted of ozone profiles derived from the satellite sensor SAGE and those derived from balloon-borne ozonesondes launched in Europe. The mean absolute differences between SAGE and the European sondes when ozone mixing ratio is used as the basis of comparison are listed, and ozone comparisons made at four stations in Europe are plotted as ozone mixing ratio versus altitude. The agreement is considered quite reasonable. Also shown is an April 2, 1979 Garmisch comparison where the time and space differences were very small. The agreement is found to be remarkable. For example, the ratio of SAGE to ozonesonde values at 13 out of 17 levels between 12.5 and 28.5 km lies in the range 0.92-1.06.
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Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
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Reiter, R.
(Fraunhofer-Institut fuer atmosphaerische Umweltforschung Garmish-Partenkirchen, Germany)
Mccormick, M. P.
(NASA Langley Research Center Atmospheric Sciences Div., Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
November 25, 1982
Publication Information
Publication: Nature
Volume: 300
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