DIURNAL VARIATION OF OZONE AT HIGH ALTITUDES
ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE NM ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB
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A rocket-borne ozonesonde self-pumping type has been developed which uses the chemiluminescent principle for the detection of ozone concentration in the atmosphere. This has been flown with the ARCAS rocket at Fort Greely, Alaska, during the day as well as at night. The results show large diurnal variations in upper stratospheric ozone and agree with the observations made at White Sands Missile Range with different rocket-borne ozonesondes sampling chamber. Results of soundings made at White Sands Missile Range with the self-pumping type instrument are also presented. Ozone concentrations found with these rocket-borne ozonesondes show higher values of ozone in the upper stratosphere than that predicted by oxygen photochemical theory.
- Atmospheric Physics