Authors

F. Rabier, CNRM-GAME, France
S. Cohn, NCAR/EOL, Boulder, CO
P. Cocquerez, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales, France
A. Hertzog, Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique, France
L. Avallone, University of Colorado
Terry Deshler, University of WyomingFollow
J. Haase, Purdue University
T. Hock, NCAR/EOL, Boulder, CO
A. Doerenbecher, CNRM-GAME, France
J. Wang, NCAR/EOL, Boulder, CO
V. Guidard, CNRM-GAME, France
J. -N. Thépaut, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, Reading, United Kingdom
R. Langland, Naval Research Laboratory, Monterey, CA
A. Tangborn, Global Modeling and Assimilation Office, NASA, Greenbelt, MD
G. Balsamo, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, Reading, United Kingdom
E. Brun, CNRM-GAME, France
D. Parsons, Ohio State University
J. Bordereau, Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique, Palaiseau, France
C. Cardinali, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, Reading, United Kingdom
F. Danis, Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique, Palaiseau, France
J. -P. Escarnot, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales, Toulouse, France
N. Fourrié, CNRM-GAME, France
R. Gelaro, Global Modeling and Assimilation Office, NASA, Greenbelt, MD
C. Genthon, Laboratoire de Glaciologie et Géophysique de l'Environnement, Grenoble, France
K. Ide, University of Maryland
L. Kalnajs, University of Colorado
L. -F. Meunier, CNRM-GAME, France
J. -M. Nicot, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales, Toulouse, France
T. Perttula, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland
N. Potts, NCAR/EOL, Boulder, CO
P. Ragazzo, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales, Toulouse, France
D. Richardson, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, Reading, United Kingdom
S. Sosa-Sesma, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales, Toulouse, France
A. Vargas, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales, Toulouse, France

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1-2013

Abstract

Concordiasi was a multidisciplinary effort jointly operated by France and the US to study the lower stratosphere and troposphere above Antarctica and the land surface of the Antarctic continent. Concordiasi field experiments were conducted in austral springs 2008, 2009, and 2010, including surface measurements and radiosoundings at the Concordia Antarctica station at Dome C and radio-soundings at the Dumont d'Urville and Rothera sites on Antarctica. An innovative constellation of balloons provided a unique set of measurements covering both volume and time in 2010. The balloon flotilla formed a regional observatory of the atmosphere, which provided in situ measurements inside the winter stratospheric polar vortex and allowed the performance of several soundings of the troposphere. The in situ measurements included position, temperature, pressure, ozone, and aerosol particles, along with profiles below the balloon-borne gondolas.

DOI

10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00005.1

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