Articles | Volume 12, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 10545–10567, 2012

Special issue: Desert dust and its impact on air quality and climate

Special issue: CHemistry and AeRosols Mediterranean EXperiments (ChArMEx)...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 10545–10567, 2012

Research article 12 Nov 2012

Research article | 12 Nov 2012

Dust emission size distribution impact on aerosol budget and radiative forcing over the Mediterranean region: a regional climate model approach

P. Nabat et al.

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Subject: Aerosols | Research Activity: Atmospheric Modelling | Altitude Range: Troposphere | Science Focus: Physics (physical properties and processes)
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