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Comparative studies of optical and microphysical characteristics and chemical composition of aerosol over water basin of Caspian Sea in the 29th and 41st cruises of RV Rift

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We perform a comparative analysis of the atmospheric aerosol characteristics obtained in the Caspian Sea onboard the RV Rift in November 2008 and in October 2012 in the near-water atmospheric layer and in the entire atmospheric depth. We studied the aerosol optical depth in the wavelength range of 0.3–2.14 μm and the columnar water vapor of the atmosphere; the particle number density and the particle size distribution in the diameter range of 0.3–20 μm; the mass concentration of fine aerosol and the mass concentration of absorbing aerosol, i.e., black carbon; and the chemical ion composition of the soluble part of aerosol and gas admixtures, namely, Cl, SO 2−4 , NO 3 , PO 3−4 , F, HCO 3 , Na+, NH +4 , K+, Mg2+, Ca2+, H+, HCl, HNO3, SO2, and NH3.

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Original Russian Text © V.V. Pol’kin, D.M. Kabanov, S.M. Sakerin, L.P. Golobokova, 2014, published in Optica Atmosfery i Okeana.

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Pol’kin, V.V., Kabanov, D.M., Sakerin, S.M. et al. Comparative studies of optical and microphysical characteristics and chemical composition of aerosol over water basin of Caspian Sea in the 29th and 41st cruises of RV Rift. Atmos Ocean Opt 27, 16–23 (2014).

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