OZONE MEASUREMENTS FROM A STABLE PLATFORM NEAR THE STRATOPAUSE LEVEL
ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE NM ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB
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The rocket-borne ozonesonde developed at the Atmospheric Sciences Laboratory, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, was modified and launched on a 28 million cubic foot balloon, along with other sensors, at sunrise on 11 September 1968. The data received as the balloon floated near the stratopause level show a concentration of ozone which is one order of magnitude more than the concentration of ozone which has been measured by spectrometric methods. The marked increase in the ozone concentration observed immediately after sunset at the 40 km level is of great significance to an understanding of the photochemistry of ozone.
- Atmospheric Physics