Accession Number : AD0721309

Title :   Stratopause Diurnal Ozone Variation.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Randhawa,J. S.

Report Date : JAN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The dual-sensor (temperature-ozone) rocket-borne ozonesonde developed by the Atmospheric Sciences Laboratory, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico (WSMR), was used in the study of diurnal variation of ozone in the stratosphere and mesosphere. Five instruments were rocket launched on 25 May 1970 within a 24-hour period from WSMR (32N). Two instruments were flown near noon, two near midnight and one an hour before local sunset. Data obtained for temperature and ozone show significant variations within a 24-hour period in the upper stratosphere and lower mesosphere. An electrochemical balloon-borne ozonesonde (Mast) was also flown during this period to compare the data from the two systems in the region of overlap. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MESOSPHERE, OZONE), (*STRATOSPHERE, OZONE), (*OZONE, DIURNAL VARIATIONS), METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS, ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, SOUNDING ROCKETS, METEOROLOGICAL BALLOONS, DETECTORS, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, IMPACT PREDICTION, ELECTROCHEMISTRY, PROBES, GUIDED MISSILE RANGES, NEW MEXICO

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE