Multiyear Trends in the Mass Concentration of Near-Surface Aerosol at Zvenigorod Research Station, A.M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences

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Estimates of seasonally dependent multiyear trends in the mass concentration of near-surface aerosol are presented based on measurements at the Zvenigorod Research Station of the A.M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, in 1991–2018. The analysis was performed by the method of multiple linear regression taking into account data autocorrelation on long timescales. Statistically significant negative trends were derived for the spring and summer periods of 1991–2002 and 2013–2018, respectively; possible causes for the trends are discussed.

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Gruzdev, A.N., Isakov, A.A. & Anikin, P.P. Multiyear Trends in the Mass Concentration of Near-Surface Aerosol at Zvenigorod Research Station, A.M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences. Atmos Ocean Opt 33, 274–281 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1024856020030057

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Keywords:

  • aerosol
  • mass concentration
  • linear trend
  • multiple linear regression
  • autocorrelation of data