Articles | Volume 18, issue 5
Research article
16 Mar 2018
Research article |  | 16 Mar 2018

Aircraft and ground measurements of dust aerosols over the west African coast in summer 2015 during ICE-D and AER-D

Dantong Liu, Jonathan W. Taylor, Jonathan Crosier, Nicholas Marsden, Keith N. Bower, Gary Lloyd, Claire L. Ryder, Jennifer K. Brooke, Richard Cotton, Franco Marenco, Alan Blyth, Zhiqiang Cui, Victor Estelles, Martin Gallagher, Hugh Coe, and Tom W. Choularton


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AR by Dantong Liu on behalf of the Authors (19 Jan 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (13 Feb 2018) by Timothy J. Dunkerton
Short summary
This article presents measurements of aerosol properties off the coast of west Africa during August 2015. For the first time, an airborne laser-induced incandescence instrument was deployed to measure the hematite content of dust. The single scattering albedo of dust was found to be influenced by the hematite content, but depended on the dust source and potential dust age. This highlights the importance of size-dependent composition in determining the optical properties of dust.
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