Articles | Volume 16, issue 11
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 6977–6995, 2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 6977–6995, 2016
Research article
07 Jun 2016
Research article | 07 Jun 2016

Fennec dust forecast intercomparison over the Sahara in June 2011

Jean-Pierre Chaboureau et al.

Related authors

Smoke in the river: an Aerosols, Radiation and Clouds in southern Africa (AEROCLO-sA) case study
Cyrille Flamant, Marco Gaetani, Jean-Pierre Chaboureau, Patrick Chazette, Juan Cuesta, Stuart John Piketh, and Paola Formenti
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 5701–5724,,, 2022
Short summary
Acceleration of the southern African easterly jet driven by radiative effect of biomass burning aerosols and its impact on transport during AEROCLO-sA
Jean-Pierre Chaboureau, Laurent Labbouz, Cyrille Flamant, and Alma Hodzic
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss.,,, 2022
Revised manuscript under review for ACP
Short summary
Morning boundary layer conditions for shallow to deep convective cloud evolution during the dry season in the central Amazon
Alice Henkes, Gilberto Fisch, Luiz A. T. Machado, and Jean-Pierre Chaboureau
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 13207–13225,,, 2021
Short summary
Mid-level convection in a warm conveyor belt accelerates the jet stream
Nicolas Blanchard, Florian Pantillon, Jean-Pierre Chaboureau, and Julien Delanoë
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 37–53,,, 2021
Short summary
Organization of convective ascents in a warm conveyor belt
Nicolas Blanchard, Florian Pantillon, Jean-Pierre Chaboureau, and Julien Delanoë
Weather Clim. Dynam., 1, 617–634,,, 2020
Short summary

Related subject area

Subject: Aerosols | Research Activity: Atmospheric Modelling | Altitude Range: Troposphere | Science Focus: Physics (physical properties and processes)
Intraseasonal variation of the northeast Asian anomalous anticyclone and its impacts on PM2.5 pollution in the North China Plain in early winter
Xiadong An, Wen Chen, Peng Hu, Shangfeng Chen, and Lifang Sheng
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 6507–6521,,, 2022
Short summary
Inverse modeling of the 2021 spring super dust storms in East Asia
Jianbing Jin, Mijie Pang, Arjo Segers, Wei Han, Li Fang, Baojie Li, Haochuan Feng, Hai Xiang Lin, and Hong Liao
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 6393–6410,,, 2022
Short summary
Causal influences of El Niño–Southern Oscillation on global dust activities
Thanh Le and Deg-Hyo Bae
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 5253–5263,,, 2022
Short summary
Formation, radiative forcing, and climatic effects of severe regional haze
Yun Lin, Yuan Wang, Bowen Pan, Jiaxi Hu, Song Guo, Misti Levy Zamora, Pengfei Tian, Qiong Su, Yuemeng Ji, Jiayun Zhao, Mario Gomez-Hernandez, Min Hu, and Renyi Zhang
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 4951–4967,,, 2022
Short summary
Advances in air quality research – current and emerging challenges
Ranjeet S. Sokhi, Nicolas Moussiopoulos, Alexander Baklanov, John Bartzis, Isabelle Coll, Sandro Finardi, Rainer Friedrich, Camilla Geels, Tiia Grönholm, Tomas Halenka, Matthias Ketzel, Androniki Maragkidou, Volker Matthias, Jana Moldanova, Leonidas Ntziachristos, Klaus Schäfer, Peter Suppan, George Tsegas, Greg Carmichael, Vicente Franco, Steve Hanna, Jukka-Pekka Jalkanen, Guus J. M. Velders, and Jaakko Kukkonen
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 4615–4703,,, 2022
Short summary

Cited articles

Allen, C. J. T., Washington, R., and Engelstaedter, S.: Dust emission and transport mechanisms in the central Sahara: Fennec ground-based observations from Bordj Badji Mokhtar, June 2011, J. Geophys. Res., 118, 6212–6232,, 2013.
Banks, J. R., Brindley, H. E., Flamant, C., Garay, M. J., Hsu, N. C., Kalashnikova, O. V., Klüser, L., and Sayer, A. M.: Intercomparison of satellite dust retrieval products over the west African Sahara during the Fennec campaign in June 2011, Remote Sensing Env., 136, 99–116,, 2013.
Bou Karam, D., Flamant, C., Knippertz, P., Reitebuch, O., Pelon, J., Chong, M., and Dabas, A.: Dust emissions over the Sahel associated with the West African monsoon intertropical discontinuity region: A representative case-study, Q. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 134, 621–634,, 2008.
Bou Karam, D., Flamant, C., Tulet, P., Chaboureau, J.-P., Dabas, A., and Todd, M. C.: Estimate of Sahelian dust emissions in the inter-tropical discontinuity region of the West African Monsoon, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D13106,, 2009.
Bou Karam, D., Flamant, C., Cuesta, J., Pelon, J., and Williams, E.: Dust emission and transport associated with a Saharan depression: February 2007 case, J. Geophys. Res., 115, D00H27,, 2010.
Short summary
The Fennec field campaign conducted in June 2011 led to the first observational data set ever obtained that documents the Saharan atmospheric boundary layer under the influence of the heat low. In addition to the aircraft operation, four dust forecasts were run at low and high resolutions with convection-parameterizing and convection-permitting models, respectively. The unique airborne and ground-based data sets allowed the first ever intercomparison of dust forecasts over the western Sahara.
Final-revised paper