Articles | Volume 20, issue 22
Research article
28 Nov 2020
Research article |  | 28 Nov 2020

Quantifying bioaerosol concentrations in dust clouds through online UV-LIF and mass spectrometry measurements at the Cape Verde Atmospheric Observatory

Douglas Morrison, Ian Crawford, Nicholas Marsden, Michael Flynn, Katie Read, Luis Neves, Virginia Foot, Paul Kaye, Warren Stanley, Hugh Coe, David Topping, and Martin Gallagher


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (05 Aug 2020)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Aug 2020) by Anne Perring
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (09 Sep 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (24 Sep 2020) by Anne Perring
AR by Douglas Morrison on behalf of the Authors (30 Sep 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (02 Oct 2020) by Anne Perring
AR by Douglas Morrison on behalf of the Authors (09 Oct 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
We provide conservative estimates of the concentrations of bacteria within transatlantic dust clouds, originating from the African continent. We observe significant seasonal differences in the overall concentrations of particles but no seasonal variation in the ratio between bacteria and dust. With bacteria contributing to ice formation at warmer temperatures than dust, our observations should improve the accuracy of climate models.
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