Rocket soundings of ozone profiles in the stratosphere over the Korean Peninsula

Jhoon Kim, Chang Joon Park, Ki Young Lee, Dong Hoon Lee, Hi Ku Cho, Young Ok Kim, Gwang Rae Cho, Jae H. Park

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Two stratospheric ozone profiles have been obtained using rocket-based solar absorption UV radiometry over Anheung, Korea on June 4 and September 1, 1993. The ozone sensor consists of four radiometers, measuring the attenuation of solar ultraviolet radiation as a function of altitude during ascent. The retrieved ozone density profiles cover altitudes of 15 to 35 km from the first sounding Korean Sounding Rocket-1 (KSR-1) and 15 to 45 km from the second sounding (KSR-2). Retrieved profiles have random errors (1σ) of approximately 7% for altitudes between 20 and 30 km for KSR-1 and between 20 and 40 km for KSR-2 and ̃15-20% for other regions. Both profiles compare reasonably well with near-coincident ground-based lidar and Umkehr measurements as well as with satellite measurements of the Halogen Occultation Experiment on board UARS. The KSR-1 and KSR-2 soundings provided the first near in situ measurements of ozone concentrations over the Korean Peninsula. The significance of these measurements at this geographical location will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16121-16126
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jul 20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics
  • Oceanography
  • Forestry
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Palaeontology


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