Articles | Volume 21, issue 16
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 12385–12411, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-12385-2021

Special issue: Atmospheric ozone and related species in the early 2020s:...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 12385–12411, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-12385-2021
Research article
18 Aug 2021
Research article | 18 Aug 2021

Fifty years of balloon-borne ozone profile measurements at Uccle, Belgium: a short history, the scientific relevance, and the achievements in understanding the vertical ozone distribution

Roeland Van Malderen et al.

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The main aim of initiating measurements of the vertical distribution of the ozone concentration by means of ozonesondes attached to weather balloons at Uccle in 1969 was to improve weather forecasts. Since then, this measurement technique has barely changed, but the dense, long-term, and homogeneous Uccle dataset currently remains crucial for studying the temporal evolution of ozone from the surface to the stratosphere and is also the backbone of the validation of satellite ozone retrievals.
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