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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 8757–8787, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-8757-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 8757–8787, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-8757-2018

Research article 21 Jun 2018

Research article | 21 Jun 2018

Direct radiative effects during intense Mediterranean desert dust outbreaks

Antonis Gkikas et al.

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The present study investigates the direct radiative effects (DREs), induced during 20 intense Mediterranean desert dust outbreaks, based on regional short-term numerical simulations of the NMMB-MONARCH model: more specifically, (i) the DREs and their associated impacts on temperature and surface sensible and latent heat fluxes, (ii) the feedbacks on dust AOD and dust emissions, and (iii) the possible improvements in short-term forecasts (up to 84 h) of temperature and radiation.
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