Patterns of North African dust transport over the Atlantic: winter vs. summer, based on CALIPSO first year data

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Y. Ben-Ami ; I. Koren ; O. Altaratz (2009)
  • Publisher: Copernicus Publications
  • Journal: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (issn: 1680-7316, eissn: 1680-7324)
  • Subject: Chemistry | QD1-999 | Physics | QC1-999

One of the most important factors that determine the transported dust effect on the atmosphere is its vertical distribution. In this study the vertical structure of North African dust and stratiform low clouds is analyzed over the Atlantic Ocean for the 2006–2007 boreal... View more
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