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Spring 2020 Atmospheric Aerosol Contamination over Kyiv City

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International Center of Future Science, College of Physics, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China
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Department of Millimeter Radio Astronomy, Institute of Radio Astronomy, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 01601 Kyiv, Ukraine
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Department for Atmospheric Optics and Instrumentation, Main Astronomical Observatory, 03143 Kyiv, Ukraine
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Department of Atmosphere Physics and Geospace, National Antarctic Scientific Center, 01601 Kyiv, Ukraine
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Physics Faculty, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, 01601 Kyiv, Ukraine
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Laboratoire d’Optique Amosphérique (LOA), Universitée des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, 59655 Villeneuve d’Ascq, France
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Astronomical Observatory, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, 01601 Kyiv, Ukraine
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V. Lashkaryov Institute of Semiconductor Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 03028 Kyiv, Ukraine
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Laboratory of Air Quality, Marzeiev Institute for Public Health, National Academy of Medical Science of Ukraine, 02660 Kyiv, Ukraine
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National Center of Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 04119 Kyiv, Ukraine
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Education and Research Institute of Ecology, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, 61000 Kharkiv, Ukraine
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Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, 220072 Minsk, Belarus
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Academic Editor: Sofia Sousa
Atmosphere 2022, 13(5), 687; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos13050687
Received: 27 February 2022 / Revised: 17 April 2022 / Accepted: 22 April 2022 / Published: 25 April 2022
(This article belongs to the Section Air Pollution Control)
Extraordinarily high aerosol contamination was observed in the atmosphere over the city of Kyiv, Ukraine, during the March–April 2020 period. The source of contamination was the large grass and forest fires in the northern part of Ukraine and the Kyiv region. The level of PM2.5 load was investigated using newly established AirVisual sensor mini-networks in five areas of the city. The aerosol data from the Kyiv AERONET sun-photometer site were analyzed for that period. Aerosol optical depth, Ångström exponent, and the aerosol particles properties (particle size distribution, single-scattering albedo, and complex refractive index) were analyzed using AERONET sun-photometer observations. The smoke particles observed at Kyiv site during the fires in general correspond to aerosol with optical properties of biomass burning aerosol. The variability of the optical properties and chemical composition indicates that the aerosol particles in the smoke plumes over Kyiv city were produced by different burning materials and phases of vegetation fires at different times. The case of enormous PM2.5 aerosol contamination in the Kyiv city reveals the need to implement strong measures for forest fire control and prevention in the Kyiv region, especially in its northwest part, where radioactive contamination from the Chernobyl disaster is still significant. View Full-Text
Keywords: aerosol; PM2.5; forest fires; AERONET; aerosol optical depth; Ångström exponent aerosol; PM2.5; forest fires; AERONET; aerosol optical depth; Ångström exponent
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Zhang, C.; Shulga, V.; Milinevsky, G.; Danylevsky, V.; Yukhymchuk, Y.; Kyslyi, V.; Syniavsky, I.; Sosonkin, M.; Goloub, P.; Turos, O.; Simon, A.; Choliy, V.; Maremukha, T.; Petrosian, A.; Pysanko, V.; Honcharova, A.; Shulga, D.; Miatselskaya, N.; Morhuleva, V. Spring 2020 Atmospheric Aerosol Contamination over Kyiv City. Atmosphere 2022, 13, 687. https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos13050687

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Zhang C, Shulga V, Milinevsky G, Danylevsky V, Yukhymchuk Y, Kyslyi V, Syniavsky I, Sosonkin M, Goloub P, Turos O, Simon A, Choliy V, Maremukha T, Petrosian A, Pysanko V, Honcharova A, Shulga D, Miatselskaya N, Morhuleva V. Spring 2020 Atmospheric Aerosol Contamination over Kyiv City. Atmosphere. 2022; 13(5):687. https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos13050687

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Zhang, Chenning, Valery Shulga, Gennadi Milinevsky, Vassyl Danylevsky, Yuliya Yukhymchuk, Volodymyr Kyslyi, Ivan Syniavsky, Mikhail Sosonkin, Philippe Goloub, Olena Turos, Andrii Simon, Vasyl Choliy, Tetiana Maremukha, Arina Petrosian, Vladyslav Pysanko, Anna Honcharova, Dmitry Shulga, Natallia Miatselskaya, and Varvara Morhuleva. 2022. "Spring 2020 Atmospheric Aerosol Contamination over Kyiv City" Atmosphere 13, no. 5: 687. https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos13050687

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