Articles | Volume 17, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 10223–10243, 2017

Special issue: The Saharan Aerosol Long-range Transport and Aerosol-Cloud-interaction...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 10223–10243, 2017

Research article 01 Sep 2017

Research article | 01 Sep 2017

Harmattan, Saharan heat low, and West African monsoon circulation: modulations on the Saharan dust outflow towards the North Atlantic

Kerstin Schepanski et al.

Data sets

floodX Preprocessed Calibration Data Matthew Moy de Vitry, Simon Dicht, and Joao Leitao

Short summary
This study illustrates the complexity of the interaction among the three major circulation regimes stimulating the North African dust outflow: harmattan, Saharan heat low, and monsoon circulation. We analyse fields from model simulations and satellite observations in concert in order to link atmospheric circulation and dust source activation as well as to characterize their impact on the variability of the dust outflow towards the Atlantic.
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