Izvestiya, Physics of the Solid Earth

, Volume 54, Issue 2, pp 330–335 | Cite as

Experimental Study of Small-Scale Mineral Particles in the Atmosphere of Central Asia

  • V. V. Adushkin
  • B. B. Chen
  • S. I. Popel
  • A. Yu. Dubinskii
  • P. G. Weidler
  • F. Friedrich
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Abstract

An experimental study of small-scale mineral particles in the atmosphere over Kyrgyzstan is carried out. It is shown that the substance of the studied particles corresponds to quartz-enriched minerals, feldspars, layered silicates, minerals containing lime carbonate, etc. Overall, there is a definite correspondence between the mineral particle compositions in the atmosphere of Kyrgyzstan and in the other regions of Central Asia. The constructed size-distribution functions of the particles agree with the results of studying the dust aerosol properties in the deserts of Central Asia obtained in the southwestern part of Tajikistan in 1989.

Keywords

small-scale mineral particles Central Asia adhesion electron microscopy energy-dispersive X-ray analysis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. V. Adushkin
    • 1
    • 2
  • B. B. Chen
    • 3
  • S. I. Popel
    • 2
    • 4
    • 5
  • A. Yu. Dubinskii
    • 4
  • P. G. Weidler
    • 6
  • F. Friedrich
    • 6
  1. 1.Institute of Geosphere DynamicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University)Dolgoprudnyi, Moscow RegionRussia
  3. 3.Kyrgyz Russian Slavic UniversityBishkekKyrgyzstan
  4. 4.Space Research InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  5. 5.National Research University Higher School of EconomicsMoscowRussia
  6. 6.Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyCampus North, Eggenstein-LeopoldshafenKarlsruheGermany

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