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Results of the investigations of aerosol characteristics over the caspian sea during the 29th cruise of the research vessel Rift

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The results are presented of the investigations of the characteristics of near-water aerosol during the 29th cruise of the research vessel Rift in the fall of 2008 along the Astrakhan-Derbent-Aktau route. The following parameters were determined: the aerosol optical depth (AOD in the wavelength range of 0.30–2.14 µm) and the columnar water vapor of the atmosphere; the number concentration of particles N a (cm−3) and the aerosol particle size distribution in the diameter range of 0.4–10 µm; the mass concentration of submicron aerosol M a (µg m−3) and the mass concentration of black carbon (soot) M c (µg m−3); and the ion composition of the soluble aerosol fraction and gas admixtures Na+, K+, Ca2+, Mg2+, NH +4 , Cl, NO 3 , HCO 3 , SO 2−4 , SO2, NO2, HNO3, and NH3.

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Original Russian Text © V.V. Pol’kin, D.M. Kabanov, M.V. Panchenko, S.M. Sakerin, S.A. Turchinovich, V.P. Shmargunov, A.P. Rostov, L.P. Golobokova, T.V. Hodzher, U.G. Filippova, V.P. Shevchenko, A.P. Lisitzyn, 2009, published in Optica Atmosfery i Okeana.

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Pol’kin, V.V., Kabanov, D.M., Panchenko, M.V. et al. Results of the investigations of aerosol characteristics over the caspian sea during the 29th cruise of the research vessel Rift . Atmos Ocean Opt 22, 567–574 (2009).

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