Papers on Atmospheric Chemistry
A satellite-derived ozone climatology for balloonsonde estimation of total column ozone
Article first published online: 21 SEP 2012
Copyright 1997 by the American Geophysical Union.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres (1984–2012)
Volume 102, Issue D7, pages 8875–8885, 20 April 1997
How to Cite
1997), A satellite-derived ozone climatology for balloonsonde estimation of total column ozone, J. Geophys. Res., 102(D7), 8875–8885, doi:10.1029/96JD02977., , and (
- Issue published online: 21 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 21 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 28 AUG 1996
- Manuscript Received: 9 NOV 1995
The standard technique for computing total column ozone from a balloonsonde measurement includes an extrapolation of the measured ozone profile to altitudes above the balloon burst altitude. This total column calculation can be improved by using a monthly average ozone climatology based on ozone profile measurements from the solar backscattered ultraviolet instrument on the Nimbus 7 satellite. For each month and 10° latitude zone we provide the column ozone above 30 distinct pressure levels in the middle and upper atmosphere (from 1 through 30 mbar) that can be added to the measured balloon profile. Use of this climatology reduces the uncertainty in the column ozone estimate when the sonde data are compared with simultaneous Dobson observations at Boulder and at Mauna Loa.