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Comparison of SAGE 2 ozone measurements and ozone soundings at Uccle (Belgium) during the period February 1985 to January 1986The ozone profiles obtained from 24 balloon soundings, at 50 deg 48 min N, 4 deg 21 min E, carried out with the electro-chemical ozonesondes are discussed. The data were used as correlative data to the ozone profiles acquired by the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment (SAGE 2). Good agreement was obtained between the two data sets. The difference of percentage between the ozone column density of the mean balloon and SAGE profile is 4.4% in the altitude region between 10 to 26 km. From the statistical analysis it seems that there is a difference between the mean profiles at the level of the ozone maximum and around the 30 km level. Similar results are obtained with an error analysis of both data. The differences between the mean profiles in the lower stratosphere are probably real, and are due to the presence of ozone.
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Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Debacker, Hugo (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Inst. De Bilt, Netherlands)
Demuer, Dirk (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Inst. De Bilt, Netherlands)
Veiga, R. E. (STX Corp. Hampton, VA., United States)
Zawodny, J. M. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 17, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1994
Publication Information
Publication: Federal Office for Scientific, Technical and Cultural Affairs, Space Scientific Research in Belgium. Volume 2: Space Sciences, Part 2
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.