Hohenpeissenberg is located in Southern Germany. The observatory sits on top of a small mountain (47.8°N, 11.0°E, 1000m above sea level), about 30 km north of the Alps. Regular meteorological observations at Hohenpeissenberg started in 1781. Since 1967, Hohenpeissenberg has been monitoring the stratospheric ozone layer on a routine basis, with regular ozone soundings and total ozone measurements. From the beginning, high data quality has been a major objective. Since late 1987, the ozone soundings are complemented by regular lidar measurements. For about 90 nights a year, the lidar provides high quality ozone profiles from 15 to 45 km altitude, and temperature profiles from 30 to 65 km altitude.


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