E3S Web Conf.
Volume 99, 2019Central Asian DUst Conference (CADUC 2019)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Atmospheric dust at source regions|
|Published online||18 June 2019|
Characterization of aerosol types over Lake Urmia Basin
Water and Environment, Civil Eng. Dep., Sharif University of Technology, 11155-4313 Tehran, Iran
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Atmospheric aerosols affect the Earth's climate, air quality, and thus human health. This study used the Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) and the Ångström exponent to cluster different particle types over the Lake Urmia Basin. This classification found desert dust and marine (mixed with continental or local-pollution aerosols) as two main aerosol types over the region, while their sources are not well defined. Although different air masses and wind circulation over the study domain in varied months can help to distinguish aerosol sources, measurements are crucial for a complete evaluation.
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