Articles | Volume 15, issue 14
Research article
30 Jul 2015
Research article |  | 30 Jul 2015

Advances in understanding mineral dust and boundary layer processes over the Sahara from Fennec aircraft observations

C. L. Ryder, J. B. McQuaid, C. Flamant, P. D. Rosenberg, R. Washington, H. E. Brindley, E. J. Highwood, J. H. Marsham, D. J. Parker, M. C. Todd, J. R. Banks, J. K. Brooke, S. Engelstaedter, V. Estelles, P. Formenti, L. Garcia-Carreras, C. Kocha, F. Marenco, H. Sodemann, C. J. T. Allen, A. Bourdon, M. Bart, C. Cavazos-Guerra, S. Chevaillier, J. Crosier, E. Darbyshire, A. R. Dean, J. R. Dorsey, J. Kent, D. O'Sullivan, K. Schepanski, K. Szpek, J. Trembath, and A. Woolley


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AR by Claire Ryder on behalf of the Authors (27 Apr 2015)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 May 2015) by Ryan Sullivan
RR by Jeffrey Reid (30 May 2015)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (04 Jun 2015) by Ryan Sullivan
AR by Claire Ryder on behalf of the Authors (15 Jun 2015)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (24 Jun 2015) by Ryan Sullivan
AR by Claire Ryder on behalf of the Authors (25 Jun 2015)
Short summary
Measurements of the Saharan atmosphere and of atmospheric mineral dust are lacking but are vital to our understanding of the climate of this region and their impacts further afield. Novel observations were made by the Fennec climate programme during June 2011 and 2012 using ground-based, remote sensing and airborne platforms. Here we describe the airborne observations and the contributions they have made to furthering our understanding of the Saharan climate system.
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