Articles | Volume 16, issue 11
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 7013–7028, 2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 7013–7028, 2016

Research article 08 Jun 2016

Research article | 08 Jun 2016

Retrieval of optical and physical properties of African dust from multiwavelength Raman lidar measurements during the SHADOW campaign in Senegal

I. Veselovskii et al.

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West Africa and the adjacent oceanic regions are very important locations for studying dust properties and their influence on weather and climate. The SHADOW (study of SaHAran Dust Over West Africa) campaign is performing a multiscale and multilaboratory study of aerosol properties and dynamics using a set of in situ and remote sensing instruments at an observation site located at IRD (Institute for Research and Development) in Mbour, Senegal (14° N, 17° W).
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