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Ozonesonde
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
routine weekly measurements from Goddard Space Flight Center/Wallops Flight Facility/Wallops Island, Va. Special observations upon request
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Airborne Measurements
Radiosonde designed to measure vertical profiles of ozone.
CONTACT
Frank Schmidlin
NASA
Wallops Flight Facility Wallops Island, VA 23337
757 824 1618
francis.j.schmidlin@nasa.gov
SPECIFICATIONS
Manufactureravailable commercially from Science Pump Corp, Camden NJ and Ensci, Inc, Boulder CO
Dimensionsradiosonde size
Weight750 grams
Power Source Typewater activated battery
Inlet Aperturesone-to admit ambient air into sensing cells
Heating/Cooling Requirementsn/a
Airspeed/Altitude Requirementsn/a
Operators Requiredone
Ground Requirementsunique ground receiver system and computer
Suitable Platforms
Data Systemanode and cathode cells with ion bridge between. air bubbled through cathode reacts with KI and releases 2 electrons.
Measured Parameterozone, temperature, rh, and wind
Measurement Techniquesimple. Electrochemical Concentration Cell.
Operational Modemeteorological balloon is used as support platform
Time Resolutionvaries with altitude
Horizontal Resolutionmoves with wind
Other Resolutionvertical resolution ~ 100 meters
Precisionwithin 0.2 mPa
Accuracy+/- 5%
Range0 mhp to 450 mhp
Calibration Methodas recommended by manufacturer
Limitationscontaminents interfere with measurement quality
REMARKS
Weekly measurements funded by NASA to monitor ozone trend
UPDATED ON
30 Sep 2009 14:49