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Analysis of monitoring data on organic/elemental carbon and total protein in ground air layer aerosol in the south of Western Siberia


The paper presents unique data of a 12-year (2001-2012) monitoring of the mass concentration of atmospheric aerosol and concentrations of organic carbon (OC), elemental carbon (EC), and total protein (TP) in it at the Klyuchi site (Novosibirsk region). It was found that aerosol mass concentrations, OC, and OC/EC ratio have an increasing trend, and TP has a decreasing trend. Seasonal changes in these concentrations and OC/EC and TP/OC ratios are also identified. The comparison of data obtained and recently published for other Asian and European regions show a good agreement between the values and trends for certain regions and the absence of agreement for other regions.

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Original Russian Text © A.S. Safatov, G.A. Buryak, S.E. Olkin, I.K. Reznikova, V.I. Makarov, S.A. Popova, 2013, published in Optica Atmosfery i Okeana.

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Safatov, A.S., Buryak, G.A., Olkin, S.E. et al. Analysis of monitoring data on organic/elemental carbon and total protein in ground air layer aerosol in the south of Western Siberia. Atmos Ocean Opt 27, 164–168 (2014).

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  • Elemental Carbon
  • Atmospheric Aerosol
  • Organic Carbon Concentration
  • Annual Average Concentration
  • Novosibirsk Region