Articles | Volume 16, issue 13
Research article
08 Jul 2016
Research article |  | 08 Jul 2016

Inventory of African desert dust events in the north-central Iberian Peninsula in 2003–2014 based on sun-photometer–AERONET and particulate-mass–EMEP data

Victoria E. Cachorro, Maria A. Burgos, David Mateos, Carlos Toledano, Yasmine Bennouna, Benjamín Torres, Ángel M. de Frutos, and Álvaro Herguedas


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AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (23 May 2016)  Author's response
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (24 May 2016) by William Lahoz (deceased)
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (06 Jun 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (06 Jun 2016) by William Lahoz (deceased)
AR by Victoria Cachorro on behalf of the Authors (09 Jun 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
This study presents the first desert dust (DD) long-term inventory simultaneously using columnar aerosol optical depth (AOD) and the Ångström exponent and surface particulate-matter (PM) concentrations. The DD contribution to the aerosol load is evaluated in the period 2003–2014 for columnar and surface data, analysing the correlation between DD contributions to AOD and PM10. Saharan mineral dust can explain up to 30 % of the total aerosol load decrease observed in the study area.
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