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Validation of SAGE II ozone measurementsFive ozone profiles from the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment (SAGE) II are compared with coincident ozonesonde measurements obtained at Natal, Brazil, and Wallops Island, Virginia. It is shown that the mean difference between all of the measurements is about 1 percent and that the agreement is within 7 percent at altitudes between 20 and 53 km. Good agreement is also found for ozone mixing ratios on pressure surfaces. It is concluded that the SAGE II profiles provide useful ozone information up to about 60 km altitude.
Document ID
19890057246
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Cunnold, D. M. (Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, United States)
Chu, W. P. (Georgia Inst. of Tech. Atlanta, GA, United States)
Mccormick, M. P. (Georgia Inst. of Tech. Atlanta, GA, United States)
Veiga, R. E. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Barnes, R. A. (Chemal, Inc. Wallops Island, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
June 20, 1989
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Geophysical Research
Volume: 94
ISSN: 0148-0227
Subject Category
GEOPHYSICS
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS1-16357
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS1-18487
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Public
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