Complex Aerosol Experiment in Western Siberia (April – October 2013)
V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics SB RAS, 1 Academician Zuev sq., 634021, Tomsk, Russia
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Published online: 7 June 2016
The primary project objective was to accomplish the Complex Aerosol Experiment, during which the aerosol properties should be measured in the near-ground layer and free atmosphere. Three measurement cycles were performed during the project implementation: in spring period (April), when the maximum of aerosol generation is observed; in summer (July), when atmospheric boundary layer height and mixing layer height are maximal; and in late summer – early autumn (October), when the secondary particle nucleation period is recorded. Numerical calculations were compared with measurements of fluxes of downward solar radiation. It was shown that the relative differences between model and experimental values of fluxes of direct and total radiation, on the average, do not exceed 1% and 3% respectively.
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