Articles | Volume 17, issue 17
Research article
14 Sep 2017
Research article |  | 14 Sep 2017

A meteorological and chemical overview of the DACCIWA field campaign in West Africa in June–July 2016

Peter Knippertz, Andreas H. Fink, Adrien Deroubaix, Eleanor Morris, Flore Tocquer, Mat J. Evans, Cyrille Flamant, Marco Gaetani, Christophe Lavaysse, Celine Mari, John H. Marsham, Rémi Meynadier, Abalo Affo-Dogo, Titike Bahaga, Fabien Brosse, Konrad Deetz, Ridha Guebsi, Issaou Latifou, Marlon Maranan, Philip D. Rosenberg, and Andreas Schlueter

Data sets

ECMWF operational analyses and dust and CO fields from CAMS-IFS ECMWF

Reynolds SST data R. W. Reynolds, T. M. Smith, C. Liu, D. B. Chelton, K. S. Casey, and M. G. Schlax

TRMM product 3B42 v7 G. J. Huffman, D. T. Bolvin, E. J. Nelkin, D. B., Wolff, R. F. Adler, G. Gu, Y. Hong, K. P. Bowman, and E. F. Stocker

SEVIRI OLR data J. Schmetz, P. Pili, S. Tjemkes, D. Just, J. Kerkmann, S. Rota, and A. Ratier

CLAAS-2 CTX and CMA products S. Finkensieper, J.-F. Meirink, G.-J. van Zadelhoff, T. Hanschmann, N. Benas, M. Stengel, P. Fuchs, R. Hollmann, and M. Werscheck, M.


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Short summary
In June–July 2016 DACCIWA (Dynamics–Aerosol–Chemistry–Cloud Interactions in West Africa), a large, EU-funded European–African project, organised an international field campaign in densely populated southern West Africa, including measurements from ground sites, research aircraft, weather balloons and urban sites. This paper gives an overview of the atmospheric evolution during this period focusing on meteorological (precipitation, cloudiness, winds) and composition (gases, particles) aspects.
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