Vol. 25, issue 10, article # 5

Bychkov V. V., Shevtsov B. M., Marichev V. N. Certain averaged-statistical characteristics of the occurrence of aerosol scattering in the middle atmosphere of Kamchatka. // Optika Atmosfery i Okeana. 2012. V. 25. No. 10. P. 868-870 [in Russian].
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We study the scattering ratio profiles obtained from lidar station IKIR FEB RAS (Kamchatka) from 2007 to 2011, during the cold period October-March. Obtained average profiles in the mesosphere have maxima at heights of 65, 69, and 75 km. Negative correlations between the average scattering ratio and temperature in the mesosphere during a stratospheric warming, and in the stratosphere in the serene days are found.


lidar observations, mesosphere, aerosol scattering profiles, temperature