Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

, Volume 32, Issue 1, pp 80–84 | Cite as

Daily Variation in the Radiation Extinction Coefficient due to Midges and Its Dependence on Meteorological Parameters of the Atmosphere in Background Summer Conditions of Western Siberia

  • N. N. ShchelkanovEmail author


It is shown that the daily variation in the radiation extinction coefficient due to midges (RECM) has a statistically significant morning maximum at 09:00. This maximum is not connected with extremes of the air temperature or relative humidity. RECM maxima are observed at air temperatures of 12–17°C and relative air humidity of 60–80%. Correlations between RECM, air temperature, and relative humidity are statistically significant. The slope coefficient of the straight line in dependences of the midges-caused radiation extinction on the air temperature and relative humidity are –0.04 km–1/5°C and +0.04 km–1/20%, respectively. It is revealed that the RECM maxima are observed at winds of 2–4 m/s, directed from boggy forest areas, and minima, at winds of 1–4 m/s, directed from Ob River and dry, mixed, and boreal coniferous forests.


atmosphere extinction coefficient midges daily course summer meteorological parameters Western Siberia 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of SciencesTomskRussia

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