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Shevchenko, Vladimir P; Korobov, V B; Lisitzin, Alexander P; Aleshinskaya, A S; Bogdanova, Olga Yu; Goryunova, V B; Grishchenko, I V; Dara, O M; Zavernina, N N (2010): Composition of airborne material from yellow snow fallen in the Russian North. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Shevchenko, VP et al. (2010): First data on the composition of atmospheric dust responsible for yellow snow in Northern European Russia in March 2008. Translated from: Doklady Akademii Nauk, 2010, 431(5), 675-679, Doklady Earth Sciences, 431(2), 497-501,

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Large amounts of dust responsible for bright colors of atmospheric precipitation in the temperate, subpolar and polar zones of the northern hemisphere have been rarely observed. In the twentieth century and in the beginning of the twenty first century in the Northern European Russia such events were not registered up to March 25-26, 2008. At that time in some parts of the Arkhangel'sk region, Komi Republic, and Nenets Autonomous Area atmospheric precipitation as sleet and rain responsible for sand- and saffron colors of ice crust formation on the snow surface was observed. During detailed mineralogical, geochemical, pollen, diatom and meteorological investigations it was established that semidesert and steppe regions of the Northwest Kazakhstan, Volgograd and Astrakhan' regions, and Kalmykia are the main sources of the yellow dust.
Median Latitude: 63.824680 * Median Longitude: 41.664880 * South-bound Latitude: 63.416700 * West-bound Longitude: 41.383300 * North-bound Latitude: 64.700000 * East-bound Longitude: 41.800000
Date/Time Start: 2008-08-25T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2008-08-26T00:00:00
VSh-YS-4 * Latitude: 63.416700 * Longitude: 41.800000 * Date/Time: 2008-08-25T00:00:00 * Location: Zachache * Method/Device: Snow/ice sample (SNOW)
VSh-YS-5 * Latitude: 63.483300 * Longitude: 41.800000 * Date/Time: 2008-08-25T00:00:00 * Location: Emetsk * Method/Device: Snow/ice sample (SNOW)
VSh-YS-6 * Latitude: 63.733300 * Longitude: 41.416700 * Date/Time: 2008-08-25T00:00:00 * Location: Brin-Navolok * Method/Device: Snow/ice sample (SNOW)
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