Articles | Volume 19, issue 16
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 10659–10673, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-10659-2019

Special issue: The Saharan Aerosol Long-range Transport and Aerosol-Cloud-interaction...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 10659–10673, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-10659-2019

Research article 23 Aug 2019

Research article | 23 Aug 2019

Cloud macro-physical properties in Saharan-dust-laden and dust-free North Atlantic trade wind regimes: a lidar case study

Manuel Gutleben et al.

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This study concentrates on airborne lidar measurements conducted during the NARVAL field experiments over the western subtropical North Atlantic Ocean to study differences between shallow marine cloud macro-physical properties (i.e. cloud fraction, cloud top height, cloud length, cloud gap length) in Saharan-dust-laden and dust-free trade wind regions. Cloud top heights, cloud fractions and cloud lengths are found to be lower and smaller in Saharan-dust-laden compared to dust-free regions.
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