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Strategic Ozonesonde Networks: Insights from SHADOZ (1998-) and SEACIONS (2013)

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Thursday, 22 January 2015, 2:00

January 22, 2015. Strategic ozonesonde networks: insights from SHADOZ (1998-) and SEACIONS (2013). Anne Thompson, NASA/GSFC. Sponsored by Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. Click here for more information.

Ozonesonde data support satellite validation, model assimilation and evaluation as well as studies of atmospheric dynamics. Strategic ozonesonde networks coordinate and schedule launches in a fixed region to answer specific questions (Thompson et al., 2011)*. We have organized five such networks in the past 15 years. Most of this talk will focus on the Southern Hemisphere Additional Ozonesondes (SHADOZ; ) network that consists of a dozen tropical and subtropical stations, with 2-4 launches monthly. An overview of SHADOZ origins and workings will be given along with illustrative findings in the troposphere and stratosphere. In campaign-class strategic networks daily launches look at ozone short-term variability to complement NASA aircraft missions. Examples from the 2013 SEACIONS (Southeastern American Consortium for Intensive Ozonesonde Network Study), from the SEAC4RS campaign, will be presented.

Location  GFDL, Smagorinsky Seminar Room, Princeton, NJ