Articles | Volume 17, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 5893–5919, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-5893-2017

Special issue: EARLINET aerosol profiling: contributions to atmospheric and...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 5893–5919, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-5893-2017

Research article 12 May 2017

Research article | 12 May 2017

Three-dimensional evolution of Saharan dust transport towards Europe based on a 9-year EARLINET-optimized CALIPSO dataset

Eleni Marinou et al.

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We provide a 3D multiyear analysis on the evolution of Saharan dust over Europe, using a dust product retrieved from the CALIPSO satellite and using EARLINET methods. The results reveal for the first time the 9-year 3D seasonal patterns of dust over its transport paths from the Sahara towards the Mediterranean. The dataset is unique with respect to its potential applications, including the evaluation of dust models and the estimation of ice nuclei concentration profiles from space.
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