Compilation of ozonesonde profiles from the Antarctic Georg-Forster-Station from 1985 to 1992 G. König-Langlo and H. Gernandt Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bussestraße 24, 27570 Bremerhaven, Germany
Abstract. On 22 May 1985 the first balloon-borne ozonesonde was successfully
launched by the staff of Georg-Forster-Station (70°46' S, 11°41' E).
The subsequent weekly ozone soundings mark the beginning of a continuous
investigation of the vertical ozone distribution in the southern hemisphere
The measurements began the year the ozone hole was discovered. They
significantly contribute to other measurements made prior to and following
1985 at other stations. The regular ozone soundings from 1985 until 1992 are
a valuable reference data set since the chemical ozone loss became a
significant feature in the southern polar stratosphere.
The balloon-borne soundings were performed at the upper air sounding
facility of the neighbouring station Novolazarevskaya, just 2 km from
Georg-Forster-Station. Until 1992, ozone soundings were taken without
interruption. Thereafter, the ozone sounding program was moved to
Neumayer-Station (70°39' S, 8°15' W) 750 km further west.
Citation: König-Langlo, G. and Gernandt, H.: Compilation of ozonesonde profiles from the Antarctic Georg-Forster-Station from 1985 to 1992, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 1, 1-5, doi:10.5194/essd-1-1-2009, 2009.