Articles | Volume 16, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 4725–4742, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-4725-2016

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 4725–4742, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-4725-2016

Research article 15 Apr 2016

Research article | 15 Apr 2016

Long-range transport and mixing of aerosol sources during the 2013 North American biomass burning episode: analysis of multiple lidar observations in the western Mediterranean basin

Gerard Ancellet et al.

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A multi-lidar analysis conducted in the Mediterranean basin compares the impact of the long-range transport of North American biomass burning aerosols with the role of frequently observed Saharan dust outbreaks. This paper provides a detailed analysis of the potential North American aerosol sources, their transport to Europe and the mixing of different aerosol sources, using simulations of a particle dispersion model and lidar measurements of the aerosol optical properties.
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