Articles | Volume 18, issue 16
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 12363–12389, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-12363-2018

Special issue: Results of the project "Dynamics–aerosol–chemistry–cloud...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 12363–12389, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-12363-2018

Research article 27 Aug 2018

Research article | 27 Aug 2018

Aerosol distribution in the northern Gulf of Guinea: local anthropogenic sources, long-range transport, and the role of coastal shallow circulations

Cyrille Flamant et al.

Data sets

Aircraft observations from the SAFIRE ATR 42 The aircraft and radiosonde data used here can be accessed using the DACCIWA database at http://baobab.sedoo.fr/DACCIWA/. https://doi.org/10.6096/BAOBAB-DACCIWA

Model code and software

Tracer simulations with CHIMERE Adrien Deroubaix & Laurent Menut https://doi.org/10.6096/BAOBAB-DACCIWA.1758

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This work sheds light on the complex mechanisms by which coastal shallow circulations distribute atmospheric pollutants over the densely populated southern West African region. Pollutants of concern are anthropogenic emissions from coastal cities, as well as biomass burning aerosol and dust associated with long-range transport. The complex vertical distribution of aerosols over coastal southern West Africa is investigated using airborne observations and numerical simulations.
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