Articles | Volume 13, issue 11
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 5647–5654, 2013

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 5647–5654, 2013

Research article 10 Jun 2013

Research article | 10 Jun 2013

Estimate of surface direct radiative forcing of desert dust from atmospheric modulation of the aerosol optical depth

A. di Sarra et al.

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