Earth System Research Laboratory Ozone Water Vapor Group Dobson Ozone Measurements

ESRL GMD OZWV Dobson Ozone

browse graphicDobson Spectrophotometer
The Ozone and Water Vapor Group is part of NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) in Boulder, CO. The Ozone Water Vapor Group conducts research on the nature and causes of the depletion of the stratospheric ozone layer and the role of stratospheric and tropospheric ozone and water vapor in forcing climate change and in modifying the chemical cleaning capacity of the atmosphere. This is accomplished through long-term observations and intensive field programs that measure ozone and water vapor levels in the upper troposphere and stratosphere. The Reference Network used by the Ozone and Water Vapor Group is part of NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, CO. The measurement programs include Total Column Ozone Measurements (Dobson Ozone), Surface Ozone Measurements, Ozonesonde Measurements using balloons, and Water Vapor measurements using balloons.

The Dobson Ozone Spectrophotometer has been used to study total ozone since it was developed in the 1920's. Total ozone is the total amount of ozone in a column from the surface to the edge of the atmosphere. The use of the Dobson Ozone Spectrophotometer is important to the global effort to understand the role of stratospheric ozone in atmospheric chemistry, biological and ecological effects of solar UV radiation, climate and weather. ESRL Global Monitoring Division maintains stations around the world that use the Dobson Ozone spectrophotometer. These stations are located in American Samoa, Antarctica, Australia, France, New Zealand, and the United States (Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, North Dakota, Tennessee, and Virginia). They are also the World Dobson Ozone Calibration Centre, responsible for the calibration of over 100 instruments worldwide.
  • Cite as: McConville, Glen; McClure, Audra; Miyagawa, Koji; and NOAA ESRL (2018): Earth System Research Laboratory Ozone Water Vapor Group Dobson Ozone Measurements, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi: 10.7289/V5H41PQ6 [access date].
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Dataset Point of Contact Audra McClure-Begley
Associate Scientist
DOC/NOAA/ESRL/GMD > Global Monitoring Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Time Period 1957-12-01 to Present (time interval: 1-day)
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 90.0
S: -90.0
E: 180.0
W: -180.0
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • creation: 1957-12-01
Edition 1
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Data Update Frequency Annually
Purpose The Ozone and Water Vapor Group conducts research on the nature and causes of the depletion of the stratospheric ozone layer and the role of stratospheric and tropospheric ozone and water vapor in forcing climate change and in modifying the chemical cleansing capacity of the atmosphere. This data will be used by researchers with a similar mission.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: McConville, Glen; McClure, Audra; Miyagawa, Koji; and NOAA ESRL (2018): Earth System Research Laboratory Ozone Water Vapor Group Dobson Ozone Measurements, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi: 10.7289/V5H41PQ6 [access date].
Cited Authors
  • McConville, Glen
    DOC/NOAA/ESRL/GMD > Global Monitoring Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • McClure-Begley, Audra
    DOC/NOAA/ESRL/GMD > Global Monitoring Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Miyagawa, Koji
    DOC/NOAA/ESRL/GMD > Global Monitoring Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Principal Investigators
  • McConville, Glen
    DOC/NOAA/ESRL/GMD > Global Monitoring Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Collaborators
  • McClure-Begley, Audra
    DOC/NOAA/ESRL/GMD > Global Monitoring Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Miyagawa, Koji
    DOC/NOAA/ESRL/GMD > Global Monitoring Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publishers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry > Oxygen Compounds > Ozone
Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Essential Climate Variables (ECVs)
  • Atmospheric - Composition - Ozone
Keyword Thesaurus Title
  • STRATOSPHERIC OZONE
  • TOTAL COLUMN OZONE
  • TOTAL OZONE COLUMN
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/ESRL/GMD > Global Monitoring Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Platform keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • ESRL STATIONS > NOAA Earth Science Research Laboratory Stations
  • AIR MONITORING STATIONS/NETWORKS
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • DOBSON SPECTROPHOTOMETERS
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > North Dakota
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Colorado
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Tennessee
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Alaska
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Maine
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > California
  • Continent > South America > Peru
  • Continent > Australia/New Zealand > New Zealand
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Hawaii
  • Continent > Europe > Western Europe > France
  • Continent > Australia/New Zealand > Australia
  • Ocean > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > American Samoa
  • Continent > Antarctica
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Florida
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Virginia
Project keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • ESRL > Earth System Research Laboratory (NOAA)
Data Resolution keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Horizontal Data Resolution Keywords
  • Point Resolution
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Vertical Data Resolution Keywords
  • Point Resolution
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Temporal Data Resolution Keywords
  • Hourly - < Daily
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Vertical Location > Land Surface
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: McConville, Glen; McClure, Audra; Miyagawa, Koji; and NOAA ESRL (2018): Earth System Research Laboratory Ozone Water Vapor Group Dobson Ozone Measurements, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi: 10.7289/V5H41PQ6 [access date].
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Processing Steps
  • Original observations were corrected using information from monthly standard lamp tests.
    Rationale: If error greater than one percent were detected during comparison with a standard instrument, that error was divided by the number of intervening months and new monthly R to N tables were created and incrementally distributed the data.
Processing Environment Data was processed and daily values are chosen using Windobson software.
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