Articles | Volume 9, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 5811–5832, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-5811-2016

Special issue: CHemistry and AeRosols Mediterranean EXperiments (ChArMEx)...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 5811–5832, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-5811-2016

Research article 05 Dec 2016

Research article | 05 Dec 2016

Adapted ECC ozonesonde for long-duration flights aboard boundary-layer pressurised balloons

François Gheusi et al.

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Boundary-layer pressurised balloons allow for horizontal multi-day flights in the lower atmosphere, carrying light scientific payloads. Ozonesondes, usually used for balloon soundings have too short a lifetime for such flights. An adaptation is proposed, whereby conventional sondes are operated with short measurement phases alternating with longer periods of dormancy. The sondes were operated over the western Mediterranean, offering an original perspective on tropospheric ozone.