Vol. 33, issue 01, article # 9

Vinogradova A.A., Titkova T.B. Atmospheric black carbon and surface albedo in the Russian Arctic in spring. // Optika Atmosfery i Okeana. 2020. V. 33. No. 01. P. 61–67 [in Russian].
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Abstract:

We are studying the statistical relationships between the atmospheric column black carbon (BC) and the surface albedo (A) based on MERRA-2 reanalysis data for four test areas near the Arctic coast of Russia in April 2010–2016. The analysis also includes atmospheric meteorological parameters from the WATCH website data: air temperature and amounts of liquid and solid precipitation. The statistical analysis has been carried out for daily average values. An increase in the air temperature is accompanied by a decrease in the surface albedo everywhere, both on a monthly scale and in daily variations. Snowfalls increase the surface albedo also everywhere. Reliable negative correlations between BC and A in April were found only on the Gydan Peninsula. Some years (different for different areas) with good correlations between day-to-day variations in A and BC values within a month, also with negative coefficients, were revealed. We estimated possible changes in albedo values, as well as in albedo radiative forcing due to variations in different parameters.

Keywords:

Arctic, climate, atmosphere, black carbon, surface albedo, meteorological parameters, multiple linear regression

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