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Volume 17, issue 23 | Copyright
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 14559-14577, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-14559-2017
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Research article 07 Dec 2017

Research article | 07 Dec 2017

Long-term profiling of mineral dust and pollution aerosol with multiwavelength polarization Raman lidar at the Central Asian site of Dushanbe, Tajikistan: case studies

Julian Hofer et al.
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The Central Asian Dust Experiment provides unprecedented data on vertically resolved aerosol optical properties over Central Asia from continuous 18-month polarization Raman lidar observations in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Central Asia is affected by climate change (e.g. glacier retreat) but in a large part missing vertically resolved aerosol measurements, which would help to better understand transport of dust and pollution aerosol across Central Asia and their influence on climate and health.
The Central Asian Dust Experiment provides unprecedented data on vertically resolved aerosol...
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