Articles | Volume 20, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 15127–15146, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-15127-2020

Special issue: Dust aerosol measurements, modeling and multidisciplinary...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 15127–15146, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-15127-2020

Research article 07 Dec 2020

Research article | 07 Dec 2020

North African mineral dust sources: new insights from a combined analysis based on 3D dust aerosol distributions, surface winds and ancillary soil parameters

Sophie Vandenbussche et al.

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AR by Sophie Vandenbussche on behalf of the Authors (17 Jul 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (24 Aug 2020) by Michael Pitts
AR by Sophie Vandenbussche on behalf of the Authors (10 Sep 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (05 Oct 2020) by Michael Pitts
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Mineral dust aerosols blown mostly from desert areas are a key player in the climate system. We use a new desert dust aerosol low-altitude concentration data set as well as additional information on the surface state and low-altitude winds to infer desert dust emission and source maps over North Africa. With 9 years of data, we observe a full seasonal cycle of dust emissions, differentiating morning and afternoon/evening emissions and providing a first glance at long-term changes.
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