Articles | Volume 22, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 1271–1292, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-1271-2022
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 1271–1292, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-1271-2022
Research article
25 Jan 2022
Research article | 25 Jan 2022

Mesoscale spatio-temporal variability of airborne lidar-derived aerosol properties in the Barbados region during EUREC4A

Patrick Chazette et al.

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Within the framework of the international EUREC4A project, horizontal lidar measurements were carried out over Barbados from the French research aircraft ATR-42. These measurements highlighted the strong heterogeneity of the aerosol field (mainly dust and biomass burning aerosols) and therefore of the associated optical properties. This heterogeneity varies according to meteorological conditions and could significantly modulate the climatic impact of aerosols trapped over the tropical Atlantic.
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