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Field studies of a geo-engineering method of maintaining a modern climate with aerosol particles


The paper describes the results of the field experiment on studying solar radiation transmission in the visible wavelength range through model aerosol media formed in the lower troposphere with the help of generators installed aboard helicopters. The refractive index and the average size of the aerosol particles formed are close to those characteristic of the natural stratospheric aerosol. The composition of the equipment complex used to control aerosol optical and microphysical aerosol parameters is considered. The measurement results are in satisfactory agreement with the results of theoretical and experimental studies in simulation chambers.

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Original Russian Text © Yu.A. Izrael, V.M. Zakharov, N.N. Petrov, A.G. Ryaboshapko, V.N. Ivanov, A.V. Savchenko, Yu.V. Andreev, V.G. Eran’kov, Yu.A. Puzov, B.G. Danilyan, V.P. Kulyapin, V.A. Gulevskii, 2009, published in Meteorologiya i Gidrologiya, 2009, No. 10, pp. 5–10.

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Izrael, Y.A., Zakharov, V.M., Petrov, N.N. et al. Field studies of a geo-engineering method of maintaining a modern climate with aerosol particles. Russ. Meteorol. Hydrol. 34, 635–638 (2009).

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  • Aerosol Particle
  • RUSSIAN Meteorology
  • Direct Solar Radiation
  • Middle Troposphere
  • Aerosol Formation