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Wallops Flight Facility

NEWS! – 49 Years of Ozone Measurements at Wallops and Counting

Important Contacts for UAIRP!                                                                                                     08/18/2016 – 21:34

Included here is a listing of the members of the Upper Air Instrumentation Research Project (UAIRP) Team at NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia USA, and at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland USA.

♦ SHADOZ and UAIRP Senior Ozone Research Scientist
Dr. Anne M. Thompson, NASA GSFC, 610/ Earth Sciences Division, 301-614-5905,
♦ UAIRP Principal Investigator and Technical Monitor
Dr. F. Larry Bliven, NASA WFF, 610.W/ Field Support Office, 757-824-1057,
♦ UAIRP Emeritus Scientist and Retired Principal Investigator and Technical Monitor
Francis J. Schmidlin, NASA WFF, 610.W/ Field Support Office, 757-824-1618,
♦ UAIRP Atmospheric Scientist
Christopher E. Ashburn, NASA WFF/ SSAI, 610.W/ Field Support Office, 757-824-1761,
♦ UAIRP Task Leader and Local GGSG3 Contract Manager
Peggy L. Jester, NASA WFF/ SGT, 615/ Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory, 757-824-2093,
♦ UAIRP Calibration Laboratory Scientist
George B. Brothers, NASA WFF/ SGT/ Chemal, 610.W/ Field Support Office, 757-824-1528,
♦ UAIRP Computer Scientist and Engineer
E. Thomas Northam, NASA WFF/ SSAI, 610.W/ Field Support Office, 757-824-1286,

Welcome to the “new” UAIRP Internet web site!                                                                        08/04/2016 – 18:00

This is your link to Upper Air Instrumentation Research Project (UAIRP) data. Data is made available from nominal weekly flights of ozonesonde instrument balloons from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility at Wallops Island, Virginia USA, as well as, from the INPE Natal, Brazil, site operating under a joint NASA-INPE cooperative agreement. [INPE is Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research.]

While data is routinely posted to the Network for Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change (NDACC) [operated by NOAA’s National Weather Service] and the World Ozone and Ultraviolet Radiation Data Centre (WOUDC) [operated by the Government of Canada for the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Global Atmospheric Watch (GAW) Program], data collected from Wallops Island balloon releases is generally posted within 24-48 hours after the flight. Vertical profile flight data from Natal is generally available within one (1) week following the flight.

If you are interested in using data from this web-site would you please be kind enough to drop us an email message with your name, location, email address, and organization [if applicable], along with any pertinent details of how you intend to use this data. All that we might know you better, and that we might communicate with you directly in future.

Please contact the UAIRP Technical Monitor Dr. F. Larry Bliven at, or UAIRP atmospheric scientist Christopher E. Ashburn at  Thank you.