Dataset Title NDACC-France SAOZ Balloon measurements: Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change
Dataset Purpose The light and easily handled balloon-borne uv-visible spectrometer was designed for investigating ozone photochemistry in the Arctic winter. The SAOZ Balloon gondola is a UV-visible spectrometer able to provide vertical profiles of O3, NO2, OClO, BrO and H2O by solar occultation during ascent of the balloon (or descent) and from float at 30 km during sunset (or sunrise).
Dataset Abstract One SAOZ-BAL data set is available from Ether for the period 1993/06/24 to 2006/08/19 in V1 version for O3 and NO2; They were provided by Florence Goutail (LATMOS/CNRS). The data are level 2 vertical profiles. SAOZ-BAL data in the Arctic have been obtained during various campaigns (EASOE, SESAME, THESEO, SOLVE, BALODIN, ENVISAT).
Acquisition Methodology SAOZ is a lightweight diode array UV-visible spectrometer that measures the absorption of sunlight by the atmosphere during the ascent/descent of the balloon and from float during sunset/sunrise. There is also meteorological data available through the ETHER website under the folder "trajectories"
Quality Validation campaigns. Analysis campaigns exists to improve the measurements, which provide different versions: Version 1, Version 2 (O3 improved) and Version 3 in preparation (NO2 improvement)
Dataset DOI http://saoz.obs.uvsq.fr/
Access Constraints The access to the data is open.
Use Constraints For publication purposes, authorization from PI (Florence Goutail) is required.
Keywords NDACC, SAOZ balloons, atmosphere, chemical composition, network stations
Status Complete
Temporal Coverage
Start Date 1993-06-24
Stop Date 2006-08-19
Project 0
Project short Name NDACC
Project long Name The international Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change
URL http://www.pole-ether.fr/NDACC/?methodName=home&language=en
Description The NDACC is an international network for long-term monitoring of the stratosphere and the high troposphere established in 1991. The objectives include the detection of natural or anthropocentric changes in the atmospheric chemical composition and temperature, studies of interactions between atmospheric chemistry and climate, and long-term validation of similar measurements from available satellites. French activities are grouped in the Service d’Observation NDACC-France of CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)/INSU (Institut National des Sciences de l’Univers) coordinated nationally by OVSQ (Observatoire de l’université de Versailles). They are funded by several entities including CNRS/INSU, as well as CNES (Centre National des Etudes Spatiales), IPEV (Institut Paul-Emile Victor), the region of La Reunion, and several partner universities.
URL Type VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Project 1
Project short Name SESAME
Project long Name Second European Stratospheric Arctic and Mid-Latitude Experiment
URL http://www.ozone-sec.ch.cam.ac.uk/EORCU/background.html#ozone_depletion
Description
URL Type VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Project 2
Project short Name THESEO
Project long Name Third European Stratospheric Experiment on Ozone - 2000
URL http://www.nilu.no/projects/theseo2000/
Description THESEO 2000 is an ozone campaign that extends the 1997-99 THESEO campaign into the winter/spring of 1999-2000. The aim of THESEO 2000 is to shed light on the processes that lead to stratospheric ozone loss in the Arctic and at middle latitudes. This will be done through a combination of measurements and computer modelling. There will be close collaboration with the American NASA-led SOLVE campaign. This work is part of the SOLO cluster of EU projects.
URL Type VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Project 3
Project short Name SOLVE
Project long Name SAGE III Ozone Loss and Validation Experiment
URL https://cloud1.arc.nasa.gov/solve/
Description SOLVE is a measurement campaign designed to examine the processes controlling ozone levels at mid- to high latitudes. Measurements will be made in the Arctic high-latitude region in winter using the NASA DC-8 and ER-2 aircraft, as well as balloon platforms and ground-based instruments. The mission will also acquire correlative data needed to validate the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment (SAGE) III satellite measurements that will be used to quantitatively assess high-latitude ozone loss. SOLVE is co-sponsored by the Upper Atmosphere Research Program (UARP), Atmospheric Effects of Aviation Project (AEAP), Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling and Analysis Program (ACMAP), and Earth Observing System (EOS) of NASA's Earth Science Enterprise (ESE) as part of the validation program for the SAGE III instrument.
URL Type VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Project 4
Project short Name EASOE
Project long Name European Arctic and Stratospheric Ozone Experiment
URL http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__dataent_EASOE
Description EASOE is a European Commission (EC) measurement campaign undertaken in the Northern Hemisphere winter of 1991-92 to study ozone chemistry and dynamics. The dataset contains measurements of chemical constituents (concentrations of ozone and the members of the chlorine and nitrogen families) and meteorological parameters from European ground stations and balloon and aircraft flights, and from the ground-based ozone monitoring network. This dataset is public.
URL Type VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Project 5
Project short Name BALODIN
Project long Name BALloon campaign for the validation of ODIN satellite
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Project 6
Project short Name ENVISAT
Project long Name Environmental Satellite
URL https://earth.esa.int/web/guest/missions/esa-operational-eo-missions/envisat
Description Envisat was ESA's successor to ERS. Envisat was launched in 2002 with 10 instruments aboard and at eight tons is the largest civilian Earth observation mission.
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Contact 0
Role Investigator
Full Name Goutail Florence
Email florence.goutail@latmos.ipsl.fr
Phone  +33(0)180285253
Fax +33(0)130570942
Organism short Name LATMOS
Organism long Name Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales
URL http://www.latmos.ipsl.fr/
Description LATMOS is an associated research laboratory, created on January 1st, 2009. The research objectives of LATMOS fall into two main themes: Physics and Chemistry of Earth environment and Solar system (planets, small bodies in the solar system, solar wind) and Sun-Earth interactions.
URL Type VIEW PROFESSIONAL HOME PAGE
Address (Line1) LATMOS UVSQ/UPMC/CNRS, Quartier des Garennes, 11, Boulevard d’Alembert
Address (Line2)
City Guyancourt
Postal Code 78280
Country France
Contact 1
Role Investigator
Full Name Pommereau Jean-Pierre
Email Jean-Pierre.Pommereau@latmos.ipsl.fr
Phone  +33(0)180285256
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Organism short Name LATMOS
Organism long Name Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales
URL http://www.latmos.ipsl.fr/
Description LATMOS is an associated research laboratory, created on January 1st, 2009. The research objectives of LATMOS fall into two main themes: Physics and Chemistry of Earth environment and Solar system (planets, small bodies in the solar system, solar wind) and Sun-Earth interactions.
URL Type VIEW PROFESSIONAL HOME PAGE
Address (Line1) LATMOS UVSQ/UPMC/CNRS, Quartier des Garennes, 11, Boulevard d’Alembert
Address (Line2)
City Guyancourt
Postal Code 78280
Country France
Parameter 0
Category EARTH SCIENCE/ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY/OXYGEN COMPOUNDS
Parameter Vertical profiles of Ozone (evening ascent) (O3)
Units molecules per cubic centimeter (molec/cm3)
Accuracy 5%
Parameter 1
Category EARTH SCIENCE/ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY/NITROGEN COMPOUNDS
Parameter Vertical profiles of NO2 (evening ascent) (NO2)
Units molecules per cubic centimeter (molec/cm3)
Accuracy 10%
Datacenter short Name ETHER
Datacenter long Name Ether Atmospheric Chemistry Data Centre
Address (Line1) ETHER - UPMC, T 45/46
Address (Line2)
City Paris CEDEX 05
Postal Code 75252
Country France
URL http://www.pole-ether.fr/etherTypo/index.php
Description
URL Type VIEW PROFESSIONAL HOME PAGE
Reference 0
Reference Title Ozone, nitrogen dioxide and aerosol vertical distributions by UV-visible solar occultation from balloons, Geophys. Res. Lett., 13, 1994
Authors Pommereau, J.-P. and J. Piquard
Publication Date 1994-06-22
Series
Edition
Volume 21
Issue 13
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Publication Place
Publisher Geophysical Research Letters
Pages 1227–1230
ISBN
DOI 10.1029/94GL00389
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Multimedia SAOZ balloons example plot
Caption SAOZ balloons example plot
Description Ozone (O3) and NO2 profiles for one flights during a field campaign on the 7 March 2000 showing concentration values (left panels) and mixing ratio (right panels). There are two profiles for each plot, one corresponding to the ascent flight (blue) and the other to the sunset (red). The measurements were carried out at Kiruna-Sweden (Inside Vortex).
Distribution Format ASCII files
Media fttp or http
Size
Fees No fees
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution
Longitude Resolution
Horizontal Resolution Range Point resolution
Vertical Resolution Point Resolution (Atmospheric zones: troposphere, stratosphere)
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Temporal Resolution 2 profiles per day (sunrise/sunset)
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Instrument 0
Site Name Kiruna
Location SWEDEN
Detailed Location SAOZ balloons from Kiruna (flights done during the sunset)
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Platform short Name
Platform long Name ENVISAT-BALLOONS
Instrument short Name SAOZ-BAL
Instrument long Name UV-visible spectrometer (SAOZ Balloon)
Instrument Longitude
Instrument Latitude
Network Lons/Lats (Format : lon0 lat0, Lon1 Lat1, ...) 21°E,68°N
Instrument Altitude
Instrument Depth
Instrument Description Instrument altitude range 1-30 km
Instrument 1
Site Name Andoya
Location NORWAY
Detailed Location SAOZ balloons from Andoya Rocket Range, Andenes (Flights done during the sunset)
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Platform long Name ENVISAT-BALLOONS
Instrument short Name SAOZ-BAL
Instrument long Name UV-visible spectrometer (SAOZ Balloon)
Instrument Longitude
Instrument Latitude
Network Lons/Lats (Format : lon0 lat0, Lon1 Lat1, ...) 16°E,69°N
Instrument Altitude
Instrument Depth
Instrument Description Instrument altitude range 1-30 km
Spatial Coverage
Southern latitude 77.45 degrees
Northern latitude 77.45 degrees
Western longitude -51.06 degrees
Eastern longitude -51.06 degrees
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Minimum depth 0 m
Maximum depth 2533.84 m
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