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Consolidated O3, NO2, BrO, OClO, IO and OIO vertical profiles from balloon-borne UV/Vis measurements

A large number of O3, NO2, BrO, OClO, IO, and OIO vertical profiles mainly arising from an existing series of balloon-borne UV/visible measurements have been consolidated. The data set stems from a large series of stratospheric balloon flights conducted by either the SAOZ (Systeme d’Analyse par Observation Zénithale from partner 4, CNRS-SA) or LPMA/DOAS payloads (Laboratoire de Physique Moléculaire et Applications/ Differential Optical Absorption Spectrometry from partner 5, IUP-Heidelberg).

Earlier data from about 100 SAOZ balloon flights and 13 LPMA/DOAS balloon flights were reprocessed including the most recent available information on
- The balloon trajectories,
- The spectral retrieval,
- Absorption cross sections, and
- The radiative transfer.

After the data had been reprocessed, they were carefully inter-compared with simultaneous or quasi-simultaneous measurements obtained from independent sensors.

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Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 229PF 10 57 60
69117 Heidelberg
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