Articles | Volume 22, issue 11
Research article
08 Jun 2022
Research article |  | 08 Jun 2022

Wintertime Saharan dust transport towards the Caribbean: an airborne lidar case study during EUREC4A

Manuel Gutleben, Silke Groß, Christian Heske, and Martin Wirth


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-39', Anonymous Referee #1, 09 Mar 2022
  • CC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-39', Albert Ansmann, 10 Mar 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-39', Anonymous Referee #2, 11 Mar 2022
  • AC1: 'Authors response to discussion comments', Manuel Gutleben, 02 May 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Manuel Gutleben on behalf of the Authors (02 May 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (04 May 2022) by Farahnaz Khosrawi
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (06 May 2022)
ED: Publish as is (06 May 2022) by Farahnaz Khosrawi
Short summary
The main transportation route of Saharan mineral dust particles leads over the subtropical Atlantic Ocean and is subject to a seasonal variation. This study investigates the characteristics of wintertime transatlantic dust transport towards the Caribbean by means of airborne lidar measurements. It is found that dust particles are transported at low atmospheric altitudes (<3.5 km) embedded in a relatively moist mixture with two other particle types, namely marine and biomass-burning particles.
Final-revised paper