Articles | Volume 16, issue 3
Research article
10 Feb 2023
Research article |  | 10 Feb 2023

A fiber-optic distributed temperature sensor for continuous in situ profiling up to 2 km beneath constant-altitude scientific balloons

J. Douglas Goetz, Lars E. Kalnajs, Terry Deshler, Sean M. Davis, Martina Bramberger, and M. Joan Alexander


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2022-93', Anonymous Referee #1, 19 Aug 2022
    • AC1: 'Response to RC1 and RC2', Doug Goetz, 02 Jan 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2022-93', Anonymous Referee #2, 02 Nov 2022
    • AC2: 'Response to RC1 and RC2', Doug Goetz, 02 Jan 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Doug Goetz on behalf of the Authors (02 Jan 2023)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Jan 2023) by Ulla Wandinger
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (06 Jan 2023)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (23 Jan 2023)
ED: Publish as is (23 Jan 2023) by Ulla Wandinger
Short summary
An instrument for in situ continuous 2 km vertical profiles of temperature below high-altitude balloons was developed for high-temporal-resolution measurements within the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere using fiber-optic distributed temperature sensing. The mechanical, electrical, and temperature calibration systems were validated from a short mid-latitude constant-altitude balloon flight within the lower stratosphere. The instrument observed small-scale and inertial gravity waves.