Bulletin of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Astronomy, no. 60, p. 38-45 (2019)

Estimations of the aerosols direct radiative effects in the atmosphere over Kyiv from the AERONET sun-photometer measurements in 2008–2019

V. Danylevsky, PhD

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv 


The article describes briefly the problem of the aerosols influence on the energetic budget of the Earth whole climate system and of the atmosphere particularly. The literary sources comprising such estimations are analyzed and aerosols basic properties are presented which are necessary to determine the quantitative estimations of the aerosols climatology effects. Basic terms and definitions are stated that are using to estimate the influence of the external and internal agents of the climate system on its energy budget. Basic features of the algorithms used to compute the co-called radiative forcing from data of the sun-photometer international network AERONET briefly described. The estimations of the aerosols radiative forcing obtained from measurements with the sun-photometer at the Kyiv AERONET site starting from 2008 are presented. Also the comparison of the Kyiv aerosol RF data to the aerosol RF data at some others urban regions of the globe are presented.

Key words
Aerosol, atmosphere radiation budget, radiative forsing, AERONET


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.17721/BTSNUA.2019.60.38-45