Articles | Volume 15, issue 8
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 3991–4024, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-3991-2015

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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 3991–4024, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-3991-2015

Research article 16 Apr 2015

Research article | 16 Apr 2015

The MACC-II 2007–2008 reanalysis: atmospheric dust evaluation and characterization over northern Africa and the Middle East

E. Cuevas et al.

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Atmospheric mineral dust from a MACC-II short reanalysis (2007-2008) has been evaluated over northern Africa and the Middle East using satellite aerosol products, AERONET data, in situ PM10 concentrations, and extinction vertical profiles. The MACC-II AOD spatial and temporal variability shows good agreement with satellite sensors and AERONET. We find a good agreement in averaged extinction vertical profiles between MACC-II and lidars. MACC correctly reproduces daily to interannual PM10.
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