ROCKET MEASUREMENTS OF OZONE AND RELATIVE SOLAR IRRADIANCE PROFILES

Optical ozonesondes have been launched on Arcas rockets in four experiments as part of the Department of Transportation Climatic Impact Assessment Program. The ozone profiles are computed from measurements of ultraviolet sunlight in four bands adsorbed by ozone. Two flights from Antigua, West Indies (17 degrees N) and one flight from White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico (32 degrees N) were made in conjunction with CIAP WB57 aircraft overpasses at 20 km. The remaining flight, from White Sands Missile Range, was made for comparison with LACATE balloon measurements of ozone. The Antigua soundings show an almost equatorial profile in June, 1973 with a mixing ratio maximum of 16 microgm/gm at 32 km and a mid-latitude type profile in January 1974. The White Sands flights on May 5, 1974 produced profiles with mid-latitude type profile in January 1974. The White Sands flights on May 5, 1974 produced profiles with mid-latitude characteristics which showed an apparent 15% increase from the first to the second flight at heights above 41 km.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C. Climatic Impact Assessment Program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Goddard Space Flight Center

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Greenbelt, MD  USA  20770

    Department of Transportation

    Climatic Impact Assessment Program, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Krueger, A J
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 41 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092396
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-AS-20056
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1976 12:00AM