Measuring Ozone at the South Pole with NOAA’s Andy Clarke

December 18th, 2007 andrea

Yesterday I spent the day at the South Pole (3 hours there and back on a C-17 from McMurdo), and by chance met NOAA ozone measurement specialist Andy Clarke. He just happened to be launching a balloon sounding to measure ozone concentrations in the stratosphere that afternoon, so I was able to videotape the process with Andy’s expert commentary.

Here are some sounds- the first is an excerpt of the sound of blowing up the balloon:

and the balloon data in real time with explanation from Andy:

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