Articles | Volume 19, issue 3
Research article
05 Feb 2019
Research article |  | 05 Feb 2019

The radiative impact of out-of-cloud aerosol hygroscopic growth during the summer monsoon in southern West Africa

Sophie L. Haslett, Jonathan W. Taylor, Konrad Deetz, Bernhard Vogel, Karmen Babić, Norbert Kalthoff, Andreas Wieser, Cheikh Dione, Fabienne Lohou, Joel Brito, Régis Dupuy, Alfons Schwarzenboeck, Paul Zieger, and Hugh Coe

Data sets

DACCIWA field campaign, Savè super-site, UPS instrumentation, SEDOO OMP S. Derrien, Y. Bezombes, B. Bret, O. Gabella, C. Jarnot, P. Medina, E. Piques, C. Delon, C. Dione, B. Campistron, P. Durand, C. Jambert, F. Lohou, M. Lothon, F. Pacifico, and Y. Meyerfeld

DACCIWA field campaign, Savè super-site, Cloud and precipitation, SEDOO OMP J. Handwerker, S. Scheer, and T. Gamer

DACCIWA field campaign, Savè super-site, Surface measurements, SEDOO OMP M. Kohler, N. Kalthoff, J. Seringer, and S. Kraut

DACCIWA field campaign, Savè super-site, Thermodynamic data sets, SEDOO OMP A. Wieser, B. Adler, and B. Deny,

Short summary
As the population in West Africa grows and air pollution increases, it is becoming ever more important to understand the effects of this pollution on the climate and on health. Aerosol particles can grow by absorbing water from the air around them. This paper shows that during the monsoon season, aerosol particles in the region are likely to grow significantly because of the high moisture in the air. This means that climate effects from increasing pollution will be enhanced.
Final-revised paper