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Balloon Data

Measured species by LPMA/DOAS:

 
Parameter
Instrument
Precision/

Accuracy

Validation

Height Range

SCIAMACHY Height Range
T
 
± 0.5 K
0 to 30/40 km
0 to 50 km
P
 
± 1 %
0 to 30/40 km
0 to50 km
O3
DOAS
± 0.5 %

1010 molecule/cm3

5 to 30/40 km
0 to 60 km
O3
LPMA
± 4%
5 to 30/40 km
0 to 60 km
O4
DOAS
± 4 %
5 to 30 km
0 to 25 km
NO2
DOAS
± 2.0 %

109 mole/cm3

5 to 30/40 km
0 to 40 km
NO2
LPMA
± 11.0 %
15 to 30/40 km
0 to 40 km
NO3
DOAS
± 10.0 %
5 to 30/40 km
20 to 40 km
BrO
DOAS
± 4.0 %

± 12.0 %

5 to 30/40 km
15 to 35 km
IO
DOAS
± 10.0 %
10 to 35 km
?
OIO
DOAS
± 10.0 %
10 to 35 km
?
OClO
DOAS
± 3.0 %

± 8.0 %

5 to 30/40 km
15 to 35 km
CH4
LPMA
± 7 %
10 to 30/40 km
0 to 40 km
CO
LPMA
± 7 %
5 to 30/40 km
0 to 35 km
N2O
LPMA
± 10 %
5 to 30/40 km
0 to 40 km
CO2
LPMA
± 5 %
10 to 30/40 km
0 to 60 km
HNO3
LPMA
± 15 %
10 to 30/40 km
-.
ClONO2
LPMA
± 15 %
10 to 30/40 km
-.
Mie extinction at different wavelength
LPMA and DOAS
± 15 %
10 to 30/40 km
-.

 

LPMA/DOAS balloon flights


SCIAMACHY validation

 
No Date Location Geophysical Condition Observation mode Products
1 Nov. 23, 1996
Leon, 42.6o N, 5.7o W
mid-latitude fall
ascent, sunset
O3, NO2, BrO, OClO, 
2
Feb. 14, 97
Kiruna, 67.9oN, 21.1o E
high latitude winter
ascent sunset O3, NO2, BrO, OClO
3 June 20, 97
Gap, 44.0o N, 6.1oE
mid-latitude summer
sunrise
O3, NO2, BrO, OClO, 
4 March 19, 98
Leon, 42.6o N, 5.7o W
mid-latitude spring ascent, sunset O3, NO2, BrO, OClO, 
5
Aug. 19/20, 98
Kiruna, 67.9oN, 21.1o E
high latitude summer
ascent, sunset/ sunrise
O3, NO2, BrO, OClO, 
6 Feb. 10, 99
Kiruna, 67.9oN, 21.1o E
high latitude winter
ascent, sunset O3, NO2, BrO, OClO, 
7
June 25, 99
Gap, 44.0o N, 6.1oE
mid-latitude summer
sunrise
O3, NO2, BrO, OClO, 
8 Feb. 18, 00
Kiruna, 67.9oN, 21.1o E
high latitude winter
ascent, sunset O3, NO2, BrO, OClO
9
Aug. 21/22, 01
Kiruna, 67.9oN, 21.1o E
high lat. summer,
ascent, sunset/sunrise
O3, NO2, BrO, OClO, 
10 Mar. 23, 03
Kiruna, 67.9oN, 21.1o E
high lat. spring ascent, sunset O3, NO2, BrO, OClO,  O3 miniDOAS, NO2 miniDOAS
11 Oct. 09, 03
Aire sur l'Adour, 43.7oN, 0.3o W
mid lat. fall ascent O3, NO2, BrO,
solar spectrum, OClO, 
O3 miniDOAS, NO2 miniDOAS
12 Mar. 24, 04
Kiruna, 67.9oN, 21.1o E
high lat. spring ascent, sunset O3, NO2, BrO, OClO,  O3 miniDOAS, NO2 miniDOAS, BrO miniDOAS
13 June 17, 05
Teresina, 5.1oS, 42.9oW
tropics ascent, sunset in preparation