The MAP/GLOBUS project
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 63, Issue 51, page 1223, 21 December 1982
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1982), The MAP/GLOBUS project, Eos Trans. AGU, 63(51), 1223–1223, doi:10.1029/EO063i051p01223-01.(
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The MAP/GLOBUS project is part of the Middle Atmosphere Program (MAP) and was described in general in MAP Handbook I. GLOBUS stands for Global Budget of Stratospheric Trace Constituents.
The 1983 program for this project was recently planned during a meeting of the steering committee and of more than 40 interested scientists from the USA, Japan, and five European countries at the Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, Brussels, Oct. 18–20, 1982. An integrated campaign of balloon-borne, airplane, and ground-based experiments was designed for September 1983 in southern France. Primary scientific objectives are (1) accurate measurements of ozone and its short-term variability; (2) simultaneous determination of NOx species and their short-term variability, including diurnal variations; (3) measurement of solar flux, scattered flux, and albedo; and (4) measurement of atmospheric dynamics. The program includes launches of eight balloon gondolas of the 300–400 kg class that contain various in situ and remote-sensing experiments that will also provide information about numerous trace species, ions, and aerosols. Releases of 50–100 ozone sondes from five stations are also envisaged. Airplane experiments will presumably include remote sensing in the infrared by a grille spectrometer. A network of 14 ground-based experiments shall be operated in Western Europe during the balloon and airplane flights. It includes, among other instruments, four lidars, one ST radar, two IR and one microwave spectrometer.