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Volume 15, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 12231–12249, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-12231-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
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Special issue: Hydrological cycle in the Mediterranean (ACP/AMT/GMD/HESS/NHESS/OS...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 12231–12249, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-12231-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
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Research article 04 Nov 2015

Research article | 04 Nov 2015

The radiative impact of desert dust on orographic rain in the Cévennes–Vivarais area: a case study from HyMeX

C. Flamant et al.

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We analyze the direct radiative impact of an intense African dust plume on orographic precipitation in the western Mediterranean in the fall of 2012 using high-resolution simulations from a convection permitting mesoscale model validated against measurements acquired during the first special observation period of HyMeX. We show that the dust's direct radiative effect in such a dynamical environment is not sufficient to impact 24h of accumulated rainfall over the Cevennes in the dust simulation.
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