The Airborne Antarctic Ozone Experiment (AAOE), Including Halley Bay Ozonesonde Data on CD-ROM
Entry ID: AAOE87

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Summary
Abstract: This CD-ROM contains data pertaining to the Airborne Antarctic Ozone Experiment (AAOE) which was based in Punta Arenas, Chile during August and September 1987. The data was primarily collected onboard the NASA ER-2 and DC-8 aircraft which flew into the ozone hole, along with ozonesonde data collected from April through November at 4 Antarctic stations--Halley Bay, McMurdo, Palmer Station, and the South Pole. The experiment tested the chemical and dynamical theories of the ozone hole using the aircraft data in theoretical computer models of the chemistry and dynamics of the stratosphere. The mission was organized and funded by NASA, NOAA, NSF, universities, Chemical Manufacturer's Association, and meteorological agencies overseas.

The NASA ER-2 is a high altitude research aircraft that sampled air at those altitudes where the ozone hole was at its most intense, with data gathered on the air mass within the confines of the hole itself. The ER-2 collected information on three-dimensional winds, pressure, temperature, temperature profiles +/- 1 km from flight level, chlorine monoxide, bromine monoxide, ozone, nitric oxide, reactive nitrogen, total water, nitrous oxide, whole air sampling, condensation nuclei, aerosol size distribution and composition, and cloud particle images and sizes.

The DC-8 aircraft flew at the lowermost extremities of the hole and deployed a combination of remote sounding of the overlying atmosphere with some in situ sampling. Vertical distributions of ozone and aerosols above the cruising altitude of the aircraft and within the hole were mapped. The DC-8 collected ozone and aerosol profiles overhead by LIDAR; and measured ozone, bromine oxide, OClO, nitrogen dioxide, nitric acid, and hydrogen chloride. In situ methods yielded ozone, total water, and whole air sampling.

This CD-ROM also contains the results of the ozonesonde program at Halley Bay (76 degrees South, 27 degrees West) in 1987, where one file corresponds to one ozonesonde ascent. Instances of abnormal conditions affecting the data are noted.

All files within this release are standard ASCII files with variable length records. The file naming convention uses a two character prefix to identify the instrument followed by a six digit number giving the year, month, and day (GMT) of the flight (or balloon launch). A three character name as in ER2, DC8, or OZn is used to denote the data is from either the ER-2, DC-8, or ozonesonde (OZ1 for the first launch, OZ2 for the second launch on a particular day).

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Geographic Coverage
 N: -60.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NASA, NOAA, NSF, Universities, Chemical Manufacturer's Association, and Meteorological Agencies overseas
Dataset Title: The Airborne Antarctic Ozone Experiment (AAOE), Including Halley Bay Ozonesonde Data on CD-ROM
Online Resource: http://cloud1.arc.nasa.gov/aaoe/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1987-04-13
Stop Date: 1987-11-23


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
VERTICAL LOCATION > STRATOSPHERE
VERTICAL LOCATION > TROPOSPHERE


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >AEROSOL PARTICLE PROPERTIES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >CLOUD CONDENSATION NUCLEI    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AIR QUALITY >CARBON MONOXIDE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AIR QUALITY >NITROGEN OXIDES >REACTIVE NITROGEN OXIDES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >TRACE GASES/TRACE SPECIES >BROMINE OXIDE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >TRACE GASES/TRACE SPECIES >HYDROGEN CHLORIDE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >TRACE GASES/TRACE SPECIES >NITRIC OXIDE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >UPPER LEVEL WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD FREQUENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD MICROPHYSICS >CLOUD CONDENSATION NUCLEI    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD TYPES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD MICROPHYSICS >CLOUD DROPLET CONCENTRATION/SIZE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS >CARBON DIOXIDE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS >CARBON MONOXIDE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >HALOCARBONS AND HALOGENS >CHLORINE MONOXIDE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >NITROGEN COMPOUNDS >NITRIC ACID    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >NITROGEN COMPOUNDS >NITROGEN DIOXIDE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >NITROGEN COMPOUNDS >NITROGEN OXIDES >REACTIVE NITROGEN OXIDES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >NITROGEN COMPOUNDS >NITROUS OXIDE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >OXYGEN COMPOUNDS >OZONE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ENVIRONMENT


Platform
NIMBUS-7    [Information]
DC-8 >Douglas DC-8    [Information]


Instrument
HYGROMETERS    [Information]
MMS >Meteorological Measurement System    [Information]
PROFILERS    [Information]
LIDAR >Light Detection and Ranging    [Information]
MARK IV INTERFEROMETER    [Information]
PHOTOMETERS    [Information]
OZONESONDES    [Information]
TEMPERATURE PROFILERS    [Information]
FOURIER TRANSFORM SPECTROMETERS    [Information]
FTIR SPECTROMETER >Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer    [Information]
INTERFEROMETERS    [Information]
SPECTROMETERS    [Information]
TOMS >Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer    [Information]


Project
AAOE >Airborne Antarctic Ozone Experiment    [Information]


Keywords
CD-ROM
CFC
CO
CO2
HYDROGEN CHLORIDE
N2O
NASA ER-2
NITRIC OXIDE
O3
REACTIVE NITROGEN
UPPER AIR


Originating Center
ARC


Data Center
Chemical Sciences Division, Physical Sciences Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/csd/
Dataset ID: AAOE87

Data Center Personnel
Name: RICHARD WINKLER
Phone: (303) 497-3721
Phone: FTS 320-3721
Contact Address:
NOAA Aeronomy Laboratory
325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80303
Country: USA


Earth Science Project Office, Earth Sciences Division, Ames Research Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.espo.nasa.gov/
Dataset ID: AAOE87

Data Center Personnel
Name: STEVEN GAINES



Distribution
Distribution_Media: CD-ROM


Personnel
BRIAN G. GARDINER
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
British Antarctic Survey
Madingley Road
City: Cambridge
Postal Code: CB3 0ET
Country: UK


STEVE HIPSKIND
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: steve.hipskind at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Ames Research Center


SCOTT A. RITZ
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-614-5126
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


BRIAN TOON
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: toon at lasp.colorado.edu
Contact Address:
NASA Ames Research Center
City: Moffett Field
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 94035
Country: USA


ADRIAN TUCK
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: adrian.f.tuck at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
NOAA Aeronomy Laboratory
325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80303
Country: USA


Publications/References
AAOE Project Office (1987), Airborne Antarctic Ozone Experiment, MS 245-5, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035, U.S.A, An overview of the 1987 AAOE

Ardanuy, P., J. Victorine, F. Sechrist, A. Feiner, L. Penn, and the RDS (1988), Final Report on the Near-Real- Time TOMS, Telecommunications, and Meteorological Support for the 1987 Airborne Antarctic Ozone Experiment, NASA Contractor Report 4133., Airborne Antarctic Ozone Experiment Team

Gardiner, B.G., J.C. Farmen (1988), Results of the 1987 Ozonesonde Programme at Halley Bay, Antarctica, British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 OET, U.K., This document contains tabulations of the Halley Bay soundings, along with vertical
profile plots of ozone partial pressure, ozone mixing ratio, potential
temperature, and temperature from each ozonesonde.

Krueger, A.J., P. Ardanuy, F. Sechrist, L. Penn, D. Larko, S. Doiron, R. Galimore (1988), The 1987 Airborne Antarctic Ozone Experiment--The Nimbus-7, TOMS Data Atlas, NASA Reference Publication 1201

Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-04-14

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