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Turkish scientists work on atmospheric particles collected from the Antarctic

According to a statement on Friday, Turkish scientists have begun their study on particles collected via satellite and ground-based systems from the atmosphere above Antarctica.

According to geological engineer Mahmut Oguz Selbeसोoglu, identifying and observing the effects of global climate change is the main objective of scientists affiliated with the Istanbul Technical University and the MAM Polar Research Institute, together with the Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Institute (TÜBITAK). There is a centre. ,

Selbesoglu told Anadolu Agency (AA), “We made our first observations during the Sixth National Antarctic Science Expedition in 2021 with a project carried out with the Belarusian Academy of Sciences. We made our observations from the ground using a solar photometer and albedometer. ” ,

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Noting that the expedition involved a month of observations, he said future studies would yield long-term data with the establishment of a permanent station on the continent.

“Right now, we have obtained periodic data. We examined the particulate content, aerosol optical depth and albedo values ​​in the atmosphere for a month,” he said.

Underlining the importance of observing particles in Antarctica, he said they will continue to observe and compare the data year after year to ensure healthy conclusions.

The rate of particles in Antarctica was at the level expected based on satellite data, he said, adding that it was a “positive development”.

“It is very important to follow them,” he said, stressing that evaporation from different parts of the world is carried to Antarctica by the global wind system.

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“If we can monitor this transport, we can follow the level of carbon emissions in different parts of the world and the damage it causes,” he highlighted.

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