Stratospheric Ozone Detection Using a Photon Stimulated Ozone Sensor Based on Indium Oxide Nanoparticles


Stratospheric ozone is normally measured using stationary equipments, such as a Dobson spectrometer and filter ozonometer, which have the disadvantages of large size, high price and high cost for operation and maintenance. In this work, a balloon-borne photostimulated ozone sensor based on indium oxide nanoparticles has been developed to measure stratospheric ozone. Using the remote compact energy-saving room-temperature ozone sensor, a vertical distribution of ozone concentration with a high resolution was obtained, and the ozone concentration at ~ 27 km over sea level between Lake Constance, Germany and Lake Zurich, Switzerland was determined to be ~ 5.6 ppm.

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C. Wang, R. Becker, O. Kappeler, V. Cimalla, M. Matthes and J. Mundhenke, "Stratospheric Ozone Detection Using a Photon Stimulated Ozone Sensor Based on Indium Oxide Nanoparticles," Journal of Environmental Protection, Vol. 2 No. 8, 2011, pp. 1108-1112. doi: 10.4236/jep.2011.28128.

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