Articles | Volume 16, issue 22
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 14147–14168, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-14147-2016

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 14147–14168, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-14147-2016

Research article 15 Nov 2016

Research article | 15 Nov 2016

North African dust transport toward the western Mediterranean basin: atmospheric controls on dust source activation and transport pathways during June–July 2013

Kerstin Schepanski et al.

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EOF analysis is used to link the north African atmospheric dust cycle, particularly active dust source regions, dust emission fluxes, dust transport pathways towards the Mediterranean Sea and Europe as well as dust deposition rates with atmospheric circulation regimes, such as position and strength of the subtropical ridge and the Saharan heat low.
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