Articles | Volume 16, issue 18
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 12177–12203, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-12177-2016

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 12177–12203, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-12177-2016

Research article 28 Sep 2016

Research article | 28 Sep 2016

Aerosol optical, microphysical and radiative properties at regional background insular sites in the western Mediterranean

Michaël Sicard et al.

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AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (11 May 2016)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 May 2016) by Oleg Dubovik
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (24 May 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (09 Jun 2016)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (17 Jun 2016) by Oleg Dubovik
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (21 Jul 2016)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (21 Jul 2016) by Oleg Dubovik
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (06 Aug 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (11 Aug 2016)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (20 Aug 2016) by Oleg Dubovik
AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (02 Sep 2016)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (17 Sep 2016) by Oleg Dubovik
AR by Michael Sicard on behalf of the Authors (19 Sep 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
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The seasonal variability of the aerosol optical, microphysical and radiative properties at three insular sites in the western Mediterranean Basin is presented. The main drivers of the observed annual cycles and NE–SW gradients are mineral dust outbreaks in summer and European continental aerosols in spring. The lack of NE–W gradients of some aerosol properties is attributed to a homogeneous spatial distribution of the fine particle load and absorption low values in the southwesternmost site.
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