Southern Hemisphere Additional Ozonesondes (SHADOZ)

shadoz_current_map2021.PNGFigure: SHADOZ Stations Credit Dr.  Debra Kollonige, NASA/GSFC)

The Southern Hemisphere Additional Ozonesondes (SHADOZ) is a project to augment balloon-borne ozonesonde launches, and to archive data from tropical and subtropical operational sites. The project was initiated in 1998 by the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, with NOAA and international co-investigators in Europe, South America, Asia, and Africa. There are currently fourteen operational stations in the Network. The collective data set provides the first profile climatology of tropical ozone in the equatorial region, enhances validation studies aimed at improving satellite remote sensing techniques for tropical ozone estimations, and serves as an educational tool for students, especially in the participating countries. As a flexible archive, SHADOZ has grown and evolved as scientific needs and research questions change. In addition to the NDACC link, SHADOZ data are transmitted regularly to the WOUDC.

Data are collected and available publicly at the SHADOZ official website (see link above). The Principal Investigator of SHADOZ is Ryan Stauffer of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (Founding PI Anne Thompson). The Archiver and Webmaster is Debra Kollonige, also at NASA/Goddard. Station locations, Co-Investigator contacts, and technical details of the operations are also archived at the website.

  • Witte, Jacquelyn C. et al., First reprocessing of Southern Hemisphere ADditional OZonesondes (SHADOZ) profile records (1998-2015): 1. Methodology and evaluation (2017), Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 122, 12, 6611-6636, 10.1002/2016JD026403. PDF DOWNLOAD
  • Thompson, Anne M. et al., First Reprocessing of Southern Hemisphere Additional Ozonesondes (SHADOZ) Ozone Profiles (1998-2016): 2. Comparisons With Satellites and Ground-Based Instruments (2017), Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 122, 23, 13000-13025, 10.1002/2017JD027406. PDF DOWNLOAD
  • Witte, Jacquelyn C. et al., First Reprocessing of Southern Hemisphere ADditional OZonesondes Profile Records: 3. Uncertainty in Ozone Profile and Total Column (2018), Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 123, 6, 3243-3268, 10.1002/2017JD027791. PDF DOWNLOAD
  • Thompson, Anne M. et al., Ozonesonde Quality Assurance: The JOSIE-SHADOZ (2017) Experience (2017). Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-17-0311.1. PDF DOWNLOAD
  • Thompson, Anne M. et al., Southern Hemisphere Additional Ozonesondes (SHADOZ) ozone climatology (2005–2009): Tropospheric and tropical tropopause layer (TTL) profiles with comparisons to OMI-based ozone products (2012), Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 117, D23301, 10.1029/2011JD016911. PDF DOWNLOAD
  • Thompson, Anne M. et al., Southern Hemisphere Additional Ozonesondes (SHADOZ) 1998–2004 tropical ozone climatology: 3. Instrumentation, station-to-station variability, and evaluation with simulated flight profiles (2007), Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 112, D03304, 10.1029/2005JD007042. PDF DOWNLOAD
  • Thompson, Anne M. et al., Southern Hemisphere Additional Ozonesondes (SHADOZ) 1998–2000 tropical ozone climatology: 2. Tropospheric variability and the zonal wave-one (2003b), Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 108(D2), 8241, 10.1029/2002JD002241. PDF DOWNLOAD
  • Thompson, Anne M. et al., Southern Hemisphere Additional Ozonesondes (SHADOZ) 1998–2000 tropical ozone climatology: 1. Comparison with Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) and ground-based measurements (2003a), Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 108(D2), 8238, 10.1029/2001JD000967. PDF DOWNLOAD

Updated August 2021