Articles | Volume 8, issue 10
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 4507–4520, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-4507-2015
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 4507–4520, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-4507-2015

Research article 27 Oct 2015

Research article | 27 Oct 2015

Complex experiment on studying the microphysical, chemical, and optical properties of aerosol particles and estimating the contribution of atmospheric aerosol-to-earth radiation budget

G. G. Matvienko1, B. D. Belan1, M. V. Panchenko1, O. A. Romanovskii1,2, S. M. Sakerin1, D. M. Kabanov1, S. A. Turchinovich1, Y. S. Turchinovich1, T. A. Eremina1, V. S. Kozlov1, S. A. Terpugova1, V. V. Pol'kin1, E. P. Yausheva1, D. G. Chernov1, T. B. Zhuravleva1, T. V. Bedareva1, S. L. Odintsov1, V. D. Burlakov1, A. V. Nevzorov1, M. Y. Arshinov1, G. A. Ivlev1, D. E. Savkin1, A. V. Fofonov1, V. A. Gladkikh1, A. P. Kamardin1, Y. S. Balin1, G. P. Kokhanenko1, I. E. Penner1, S. V. Samoilova1, P. N. Antokhin1, V. G. Arshinova1, D. K. Davydov1, A. V. Kozlov1, D. A. Pestunov1, T. M. Rasskazchikova1, D. V. Simonenkov1, T. K. Sklyadneva1, G. N. Tolmachev1, S. B. Belan1, V. P. Shmargunov1, A. S. Kozlov3, and S. B. Malyshkin3 G. G. Matvienko et al.
  • 1V. E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics SB RAS, 1 Academician Zuev sq., 634021, Tomsk, Russia
  • 2National Research Tomsk State University, 36 Lenina Ave., 634050, Tomsk, Russia
  • 3Voevodsky Institute of Chemical Kinetics and Combustion SB RAS, 3 Institutskaya Ave., 630090, Novosibirsk, Russia

Abstract. The primary objective of this complex aerosol experiment was the measurement of microphysical, chemical, and optical properties of aerosol particles in the surface air layer and free atmosphere. The measurement data were used to retrieve the whole set of aerosol optical parameters, necessary for radiation calculations. Three measurement cycles were performed within the experiment during 2013: in spring, when the aerosol generation is maximal; in summer (July), when atmospheric boundary layer altitude and, hence, mixing layer altitude are maximal; and in late summer/early autumn, during the period of nucleation of secondary particles. Thus, independently obtained data on the optical, meteorological, and microphysical parameters of the atmosphere allow intercalibration and inter-complement of the data and thereby provide for qualitatively new information which explains the physical nature of the processes that form the vertical structure of the aerosol field.

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The primary objective of the Complex Aerosol Experiment was measurement of microphysical, chemical, and optical properties of aerosol particles in the surface air layer and free atmosphere. The measurement data were used to retrieve the whole set of aerosol optical parameters, necessary for radiation calculations. Three measurement cycles were performed within the experiment during 2013: in spring, summer (July), and in late summer/early autumn.