Articles | Volume 21, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 927–949, 2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 927–949, 2021

Research article 25 Jan 2021

Research article | 25 Jan 2021

The electrical activity of Saharan dust as perceived from surface electric field observations

Vasiliki Daskalopoulou et al.


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AR by Katja Gänger on behalf of the Authors (26 Nov 2020)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (04 Dec 2020) by Stelios Kazadzis
AR by Vasiliki Daskalopoulou on behalf of the Authors (11 Dec 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
This research highlights the detection of charged Saharan dust in Greece and provides indications of charge separation in the plumes through the first-ever co-located ground electric field measurements and sophisticated lidar observations. We provide a robust methodology for the extraction of a fair-weather proxy field used to assess the effect of lofted dust particles to the electric field and insert a realistic modelling aspect to the charge accumulation areas within electrically active dust.
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