Articles | Volume 37, issue 3
Ann. Geophys., 37, 389–403, 2019
Ann. Geophys., 37, 389–403, 2019
Regular paper
06 Jun 2019
Regular paper | 06 Jun 2019

Measurements of aerosols and charged particles on the BEXUS18 stratospheric balloon

Erika Brattich et al.

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This paper describes the aerosol measurement setup and results obtained from the BEXUS18 stratospheric balloon within the A5-Unib (Advanced Atmospheric Aerosol Acquisition and Analysis) experiment performed on 10 October 2014 in northern Sweden (Kiruna). The experiment and the results here presented broaden the understanding of the processes linking the presence of charges with particles all over the vertical heights from the ground to the stratosphere.