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Investigation of the variability of aerosol optical thickness and solar irradiance in an urban environment in Kishinev

English title Investigation of the variability of aerosol optical thickness and solar irradiance in an urban environment in Kishinev
Applicant Ohmura Atsumu
Number 110935
Funding scheme SCOPES
Research institution Institut für Atmosphäre und Klima ETH Zürich
Institution of higher education ETH Zurich - ETHZ
Main discipline Climatology. Atmospherical Chemistry, Aeronomy
Start/End 01.10.2005 - 30.09.2008
Approved amount 68'000.00
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All Disciplines (3)

Discipline
Climatology. Atmospherical Chemistry, Aeronomy
Other disciplines of Environmental Sciences
Meteorology

Keywords (6)

radiation; aerosol; optical thickness; optical depth; climate; urban atmosphere

Lay Summary (English)

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Lay summary
The project initiates a long-term monitoring and study of radiation and optical depth at Kishinev in Moldova. The site has more than 30 years continuous record of radiation measurements. The site is updated with advanced radiometers and precision filter radiometer for monitoring aerosol optical depth. The site is considered ideal to investigate the change in radiation and air quality from the time of the Soviet Union, through a difficult time of transition and to the modern time. The observation substantiated by this project started in October 2005 and is planned to continue for 36 months. After this period, the station is considered to be self-sustaining. The measurements so far went successfully and if this tendency continues, the Kishinev station can be made one of the Baseline Surface Radiation Network stations.
Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 21.02.2013

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