Earth System Research Laboratory Ozone Water Vapor Group Ozonesonde Measurements

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

The Ozone and Water Vapor Group is part of NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) in Boulder, CO. The Ozone Water Vapor Group conducts research on the nature and causes of the depletion of the stratospheric ozone layer and the role of stratospheric and tropospheric ozone and water vapor in forcing climate change and in modifying the chemical cleaning capacity of the atmosphere. This is accomplished through long-term observations and intensive field programs that measure ozone and water vapor levels in the upper troposphere and stratosphere. The Reference Network used by the Ozone and Water Vapor Group is part of NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, CO. The measurement programs include Total Column Ozone Measurements (Dobson Ozone), Surface Ozone Measurements, Ozonesonde Measurements using balloons, and Water Vapor measurements using balloons.

An ozonesonde is a lightweight, balloon-borne instrument that is mated to a conventional meteorological radiosonde. As the balloon ascends through the atmosphere it sends information on ozone and standard meteorological quantities (air temperature, pressure, and relative humidity) back to a ground receiving station. The balloon is able to ascend to altitudes of about 115,000 feet (35 km) in about two hours before it will burst. Ozonesonde are launched approximately weekly from 9 locations including American Samoa, Antarctica, Greenland, Fiji, and the United States (Alabama, California, Colorado, Hawaii, and Rhode Island). The data have been collected since 1967.

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Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 27, 2019
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2018 (publication), January 17, 1967 (creation)
Frequency Of Update weekly

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Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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Ozonesonde Launch at the South Pole

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 27, 2019
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2018 (publication), January 17, 1967 (creation)
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/ESRL/GMD > Global Monitoring Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Cite as: Johnson, Bryan J.; Cullis, Patrick D.; and NOAA ESRL (2018): Earth System Research Laboratory Ozone Water Vapor Group Ozonesonde Measurements, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5CC0XZ1 [access date]., The information contained herein is provided as a public service, with the understanding that the NOAA/ESRL Global Monitoring Divison makes no warranties, either expressed or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, reliability, or suitability of the information., Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives., Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
Bbox East Long 180.0
Bbox North Lat 90.0
Bbox South Lat -90.0
Bbox West Long -180.0
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update weekly
Graphic Preview Description Ozonesonde Launch at the South Pole
Graphic Preview File https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ozwv/ozsondes/images/spo_ozsonde.jpg
Graphic Preview Type JPEG
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Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence Bad data are already removed and the bin size is large enough that the instrument response time and lag should not be an issue.
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress onGoing
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1967-01-17

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