Articles | Volume 18, issue 12
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 8601–8620, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-8601-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 8601–8620, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-8601-2018

Research article 19 Jun 2018

Research article | 19 Jun 2018

A 3-D evaluation of the MACC reanalysis dust product over Europe, northern Africa and Middle East using CALIOP/CALIPSO dust satellite observations

Aristeidis K. Georgoulias et al.

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In this work, the MACC reanalysis dust product is evaluated over Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East using the EARLINET-optimized CALIOP/CALIPSO pure dust satellite-based product LIVAS (2007–2012). As dust plays a determinant role in processes related to weather and climate, human healt, and the economy, it is obvious that adequately simulating the amount of dust and its optical properties is essential. Our results could be used as a reference in future climate model evaluations.