Mineral dust in central asia: 18-month lidar measurements in tajikistan during the central Asian dust experiment (CADEX)
Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS), Leipzig, Germany,
2 Physical Technical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan, Dushanbe, Tajikistan
3 GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany
Published online: 13 April 2018
Tajikistan is often affected by atmospheric mineral dust. The direct and indirect radiative effects of dust play a sensitive role in the climate system in Central Asia. The Central Asian Dust Experiment (CADEX) provides first lidar measurements in Tajikistan. The autonomous multiwavelength polarization Raman lidar PollyXT was operated for 1.5 years (2015/16) in Dushanbe. In spring, lofted layers of long-range transported dust and in summer/ autumn, lower laying dust from local or regional sources with large optical thicknesses occurred.
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