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Pardo et al. 2000

Pardo, J.R., L. Pagani, G. Olofsson, P. Febvre, and J. Taubere, 2000: Balloon-borne submillimeter observations of upper stratospheric O2 and O3. J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 67, 169-190, doi:10.1016/S0022-4073(99)00232-0.

A Swedish-French submillimeter telescope consisting on a 60 cm diameter Cassegrain telescope with a liquid helium cooled supraconductor-isolator-supraconductor (SIS) heterodyne receiver flew on September 25th 1997 in the southwest of France. It was carried out by the Pointed InfraRed Observation Gondola (PIROG, 8th flight) to a ceiling altitude of about 39.5 km. The submillimeter thermal emission of molecular oxygen (NJ=32→12 rotational resonance at 424.7631 GHz) and ozone (lines: 241,23→240,24 at 424.846 GHz, 282,26→273,25 at 425.158 GHz and 171,17→160,16 at 441.340 GHz) was collected during about 8.5 h. These are the first submillimeter high-resolution observations of molecules in the middle atmosphere obtained by a non-ground-based instrument and will be helpful in preparing future submillimeter limb-sounding missions, like EOS-MLS (NASA) and Odin (Swedish Space Corporation). We present in this paper the calibration of the atmospheric data and their analysis along with some discussions on ozone mixing ratio just above the ceiling altitude of the experiment. Some validations of our results are done by means of comparisons with temperatures and ozone mixing ratios obtained simultaneously at the Observatoire de Haute Provence (OHP) Lidar station, located also in Southern France. The radiative transfer code used in this work to fit the data and retrieve temperature, pressure and ozone mixing ratio has been developed for the Odin mission. This work is an effective test of such a software package.

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  author={Pardo, J. R. and Pagani, L. and Olofsson, G. and Febvre, P. and Taubere, J.},
  title={Balloon-borne submillimeter observations of upper stratospheric O2 and O3},
  journal={J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer},

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RIS Citation

ID  - pa08400w
AU  - Pardo, J. R.
AU  - Pagani, L.
AU  - Olofsson, G.
AU  - Febvre, P.
AU  - Taubere, J.
PY  - 2000
TI  - Balloon-borne submillimeter observations of upper stratospheric O2 and O3
JA  - J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer
VL  - 67
SP  - 169
EP  - 190
DO  - 10.1016/S0022-4073(99)00232-0
ER  -

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