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Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

, Volume 26, Issue 2, pp 118–125 | Cite as

Potential sources of aerosol pollution of the atmosphere near the Nenetsky Nature Reserve

  • A. A. Vinogradova
  • A. O. Veremeichik
Remote Sensing of Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, and Underlying Surface

Abstract

A new approach to the calculation of the spatial field of potential pollution sources for remote territories has been suggested. It is based on the analysis of long-term data on air mass transport, taken from the NOAA reanalysis data (www.arl.noaa.gov/ready). Five-day backward air mass trajectories have been calculated for the region of the Nenetsky Nature Reserve (the Pechora River estuary) for each day of January and July over 10 years (2001–2010). These two months have the most contrasting climatic characteristics in a year. The atmospheric concentrations of heavy metals calculated for the Nenetsky Nature Reserve territory show a good agreement with other estimates and experimental data for the nearest sites. The results mapped give visual information on the spatial distribution (for each month) of sites of the maximally possible anthropogenic impact on the atmospheric composition near the Nenetsky Nature Reserve.

Keywords

Black Carbon Oceanic Optic Aerosol Pollution Potential Pollution Source Anthropogenic Heavy Metal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Vinogradova
    • 1
  • A. O. Veremeichik
    • 2
  1. 1.Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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