Articles | Volume 22, issue 13
Research article
05 Jul 2022
Research article |  | 05 Jul 2022

Acceleration of the southern African easterly jet driven by the radiative effect of biomass burning aerosols and its impact on transport during AEROCLO-sA

Jean-Pierre Chaboureau, Laurent Labbouz, Cyrille Flamant, and Alma Hodzic

Data sets

AEROCLO-sA F20 Lidar LNG aerosols Cyrille Flamant

AEROCLO-sA F20 Dropsondes Thierry Perrin and Jean-Claude Etienne

AERONET (AErosol RObotic NETwork) project NASA

Giovanni: The Bridge Between Data and Science NASA

Short summary
Ground-based, spaceborne and rare airborne observations of biomass burning aerosols (BBAs) during the AEROCLO-sA field campaign in 2017 are complemented with convection-permitting simulations with online trajectories. The results show that the radiative effect of the BBA accelerates the southern African easterly jet and generates upward motions that transport the BBAs to higher altitudes and farther southwest.
Final-revised paper