Based on multiyear observations in Tomsk (since 1995, in the wavelength range 0.37–4 μm) and other regions of the Asian part of Russia (2003–2008), we determined the specific features of the annual behavior of the characteristics of the spectral aerosol optical depth (AOD) of the atmosphere. It is shown that AOD peaks are observed in April (0.19 in the region of 0.5 μm) and July, a local minimum in June (less than 0.16), and minimum values in the fall (0.12). The seasonal variations of the Angström selectivity exponent are characterized by elevated values in the warm period (maximum in July) and low values in winter. The closeness of the seasonal variations of aerosol turbidity in three Siberian regions is noted, and the Siberia mean annual behavior of atmospheric AOD characteristics is suggested. The average values of the aerosol optical and microphysical characteristics of the atmospheric depth for characteristic periods of intraannual AOD variations are presented.
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Sakerin, S.M., Beresnev, S.A., Gorda, S.Y. et al. Characteristics of the annual behavior of the spectral aerosol optical depth of the atmosphere under conditions of Siberia. Atmos Ocean Opt 22, 446–456 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1024856009040101
- Aerosol Optical Depth
- Oceanic Optic
- Annual Behavior
- Single Scattering Albedo
- Scatter Phase Function