Articles | Volume 8, issue 9
Research article
15 Sep 2015
Research article |  | 15 Sep 2015

Measurement of atomic oxygen in the middle atmosphere using solid electrolyte sensors and catalytic probes

M. Eberhart, S. Löhle, A. Steinbeck, T. Binder, and S. Fasoulas

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In this paper we report on the first-time use of solid electrolyte sensors for selectively measuring atomic oxygen aboard sounding rockets. Together with our second system based on catalytic probes they were part of the WADIS-1 campaign in northern Norway and retrieved density profiles in Earth's middle atmosphere. Sensor data have a high spatial resolution and show small-scall density variations. Profiles are compared to literature data and previous flight results.