Articles | Volume 18, issue 13
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 10055–10088, 2018

Special issue: Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) Special Issue

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 10055–10088, 2018

Research article 16 Jul 2018

Research article | 16 Jul 2018

Long-term study on coarse mode aerosols in the Amazon rain forest with the frequent intrusion of Saharan dust plumes

Daniel Moran-Zuloaga et al.

Data sets

Available data for ATTO coarse mode study D. Moran-Zuloaga, F. Ditas, D. Walter, J. Saturno, J. Brito, S. Carbone, X. Chi, I. Hrabě de Angelis, H. Baars, R. H. M. Godoi, B. Heese, B. A. Holanda, J. V. Lavrič, S. T. Martin, J. Ming, M. Pöhlker, N. Ruckteschler, H. Su, Y. Wang, Q. Wang, Z. Wang, B. Weber, S. Wolff, P. Artaxo, U. Pöschl, M. O. Andreae, and C. Pöhlker

Short summary
This study presents multiple years of aerosol coarse mode observations at the remote ATTO site in the Amazon Basin. The results are discussed in light of the frequent and episodic long-range transport of Saharan dust plumes in the early wet season as well as the persistent background bioaerosol cycling in the rain forest ecosystem. This work provides a solid basis for future studies on the dynamic coarse mode aerosol cycling and its biogeochemical relevance in the Amazon.
Final-revised paper