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ACP | Articles | Volume 18, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 3677–3699, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-3677-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
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Special issue: CHemistry and AeRosols Mediterranean EXperiments (ChArMEx)...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 3677–3699, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-3677-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 13 Mar 2018

Research article | 13 Mar 2018

In situ measurements of desert dust particles above the western Mediterranean Sea with the balloon-borne Light Optical Aerosol Counter/sizer (LOAC) during the ChArMEx campaign of summer 2013

Jean-Baptiste Renard et al.

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LOAC – LPC2E – SOP1 – Menorca, Ile du levant, SEDOO OMP J.-B. Renard https://doi.org/10.6096/mistrals-charmex.1017

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A campaign was performed in the summer of 2013 above the Mediterranean basin, including in situ counting balloon-borne aerosol measurements (LOAC), for the detection of mineral dust. Three modes in the dust particle volume size distributions were detected, at roughly 0.2, 4, and 30 mm. Particles larger than 40 mm were often observed. They were lifted several days before and their persistence after transport over long distances is in conflict with dust sedimentation calculations.
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