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Long-term characterisation of the vertical structure of the Saharan Air Layer over the Canary Islands using lidar and radiosonde profiles: implications for radiative and cloud processes over the subtropical Atlantic Ocean
Title: Long-term characterisation of the vertical structure of the Saharan Air Layer over the Canary Islands using lidar and radiosonde profiles: implications for radiative and cloud processes over the subtropical Atlantic Ocean
Authors: Barreto, África RESEARCHERID Cuevas Agulló, Emilio ORCID RESEARCHERID SCOPUSID Autor AEMETGarcía Cabrera, Rosa Delia ORCID RESEARCHERID Carrillo, JudithProspero, Joseph M.Ilic, LukaBasart, Sara ORCID Berjón, AlbertoMarrero, CarlosAutor AEMETHernández Pérez, Carmen Yballa ORCID Bustos, Juan José deAutor AEMETNickovic, SlodobanYela, Margarita
Keywords: Lidar; Radiosondes; African dust; Atmospheric aerosol
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher: European Geosciences Union
Citation: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 2022, 22 (2), p. 739–763
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-739-2022
Abstract: Every year, large-scale African dust outbreaks frequently pass over the Canary Islands (Spain). Here we describe the seasonal evolution of atmospheric aerosol extinction and meteorological vertical profiles on Tenerife over the period 2007–2018 using long-term micropulse lidar (MPL-3) and radiosonde observations. These measurements are used to categorise the different patterns of dust transport over the subtropical North Atlantic and, for the first time, to robustly describe the dust vertical distribution in the Saharan Air Layer (SAL) over this region. Three atmospheric scenarios dominate the aerosol climatology: dust-free (clean) conditions, the Saharan summer scenario (summer-SAL) and the Saharan winter scenario (winter-SAL).
Sponsorship : This research has received support from the Institute of Physics Belgrade, through the grant by the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11765/13282
ISSN: 1680-7324
1680-7316
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