Articles | Volume 18, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 1023–1043, 2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 1023–1043, 2018

Research article 26 Jan 2018

Research article | 26 Jan 2018

A detailed characterization of the Saharan dust collected during the Fennec campaign in 2011: in situ ground-based and laboratory measurements

Adriana Rocha-Lima et al.


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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (07 Dec 2017) by Ottmar Möhler
Short summary
We present results of ground-based measurements and subsequent laboratory analysis of Sahara dust samples collected in Algeria and Mauritania during the Fennec campaign in 2011. The results show that the sampled dust has low absorption characteristics and exhibits a distinct spectral bow-like shape. We find distinctive differences in the composition and optical characteristics of the dust from the two sites, corroborating with other studies that not all Saharan dust is the same.
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