Accession Number : AD0683462

Title :   ROCKET MEASUREMENTS OF THE DIURNAL VARIATION OF ATMOSPHERIC OZONE,

Corporate Author : ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES OFFICE WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE N MEX

Personal Author(s) : Randhawa,Jagir S.

Report Date : DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The rocket-borne ozonesonde, developed by the Atmospheric Sciences Research Office, White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), New Mexico, has been deployed for the study of diurnal variation of ozone in the stratosphere and mesosphere. Five ozonesondes were rocket-launched in January 1968 within a 24-hour period, and the data obtained showed ozone variations between day and night above the main ozone peak (22 km). Three additional ozonesondes were flown in July 1968, with similar ozone variations being observed. Two Mast ozonesondes were launched on balloons during these series of soundings, and data obtained by the two sounding systems agreed well in the region of overlap. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERES, *OZONE), SOUNDING ROCKETS, METEOROLOGICAL BALLOONS, CHEMILUMINESCENCE, AIRBORNE, DISTRIBUTION, MESOSPHERE, STRATOSPHERE, DIURNAL VARIATIONS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE