TMF ECC Ozonesonde

An ozonesonde launch program was intiated at Table Mountain in 2006 in support of lidar and satellite validation. About 100 launches have been performed since program inception. To transmit the data to the ground system, the Electro-chemical cell (ECC) ozonesondes were interfaced with Vaisala RS-80 PTU sondes until 2009, and with interMet PTU sondes since then. An example is shown below. Here the data are plotted on three different vertical grids. Ozone is initially measured by the sonde in partial pressure, and then converted to mixing ratio and number density for time-to-time comparisons with lidar. Note in this example the large stratospheric intrusion into the troposphere (8-15 km).

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Figure 1: ECC profile

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