Duration January - March, 2000
Platform NASA ER-2 Aircraft
Locations Edwards, California
Westover, Massachusetts
Kiruna, Sweden

The SAGE III Ozone Loss and Validation Experiment (SOLVE) was an investigation of wintertime stratospheric ozone losses in the Arctic vortex using in situ and remotely sensed measurements from aircraft and balloon platforms. The primary goal of SOLVE was to increase knowledge of the processes that influence northern polar ozone from late autumn through late winter. SOLVE was conducted simultaneously with the Third European Stratospheric Experiment on Ozone 2000 (THESEO 2000) which included independent measurements from aircraft and balloons. ACATS-IV measurements of halocarbons and dynamical tracers were invaluable in assessments of chemical ozone loss rates.

Please visit also the NASA SOLVE home page.