September 16-17, 2002
CNES Headquarters Paris, France
After the success of the
test-flights (winter 2001 and 2002) and a visit
to the launching site in McMurdo (Antarctica), CNES and NSF
has decided to conduct the VORCORE/STRATEOLE experiment.
Initially scheduled for September and October of 2003, this long duration balloon campaign has been postponed by CNES to 2004 for planning reasons.
, a series of long duration stratospheric balloons
will be launched to study the dynamics of the polar vortex
at the end of the southern hemisphere winter. Information on this
experiment and the STRATEOLE program is available on
The aim of this workshop is to prepare the VORCORE experiment, correlative measurements and data treatment. Scientific studies related to stratospheric vortex dynamics are welcome.
The VORCORE experiment is supported by CNRS (French research agency), CNES (French space agency) and the US National Science Foundation.
The VORCORE campaign
Technical aspects and operations
Results from test flights - Theoretical studies - Correlative measurements - Modelisation - Data assimilation and data policy
Future campaigns using CNES superpressure balloons
Gondola / Balloon system evolution - New sensors - New scientific objectives - Polar or Equatorial campaigns?