Mineral dust in Central Asia: Combining lidar and other measurements during the Central Asian dust experiment (CADEX)
Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Germany
2 Physical Technical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan, Tajikistan
3 GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Germany
4 German Aerospace Center (DLR), German Remote Sensing Data Center, Germany
5 Technical University Darmstadt, Germany
Published online: 13 April 2018
Mineral dust needs to be characterized comprehensively since it contributes to the climate change in Tajikistan / Central Asia. Lidar results from the measurements of mineral dust during CADEX are compared with results of sun photometer measurements, satellite-based measurements, and chemical analysis of ground samples. Although the dust is often advected from far-range sources, it impacts on the local conditions considerably.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2018
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