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Synergetic monitoring of Saharan dust plumes and potential impact on surface: a case study of dust transport from Canary Islands to Iberian Peninsula
Title: Synergetic monitoring of Saharan dust plumes and potential impact on surface: a case study of dust transport from Canary Islands to Iberian Peninsula
Authors: Córdoba-Jabonero, CarmenSorribas, MarGuerrero-Rascado, Juan LuisAdame, José AntonioHernández Pérez, Carmen Yballa ORCID Lyamani, HassanCachorro, Victoria E.Gil-Ojeda, ManuelAlados Arboledas, LucasCuevas Agulló, Emilio ORCID RESEARCHERID SCOPUSID Autor AEMETMorena Carretero, Benito A. de la
Keywords: Saharan dust plumes; Remote sensing; Dust intrusion; Polvo desértico; Penacho de contaminantes
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: European Geosciences Union
Citation: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 2011, 11(7), p, 3067-3091
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Abstract: The synergetic use of meteorological information, remote sensing both ground-based active (lidar) and passive (sun-photometry) techniques together with backtrajectory analysis and in-situ measurements is devoted to the characterization of dust intrusions. A case study of air masses advected from the Saharan region to the Canary Islands and the Iberian Peninsula, located relatively close and far away from the dust sources, respectively, was considered for this purpose. The observations were performed over three Spanish geographically strategic stations within the dust-influenced area along a common dust plume pathway monitored from 11 to 19 of March 2008. A 4-day long dust event (13–16 March) over the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Observatory (SCO), and a linked short 1-day dust episode (14 March) in the Southern Iberian Peninsula over the Atmospheric Sounding Station "El Arenosillo" (ARN) and the Granada station (GRA) were detected.
Sponsorship : This work has been supported by the Spanish Ministry for Science and Innovation (MICINN) under the Complementary Actions CGL2008-01330-E (2009) in the frame of the Spanish and Portuguese Aerosol LIdar NETwork (SPALINET), and CGL2010-10012-E (Evaluation of lidar observations in the frame of CIEMAT/EARLINET intercomparison by airborne in-situ measurements of trace gases and aerosols, MISPA-LIDAR, 2010); projects CGL2008-05939-C03-03/CLI, CGL2007-66477-C02-01, CSD2007-00067 and CGL2010-18782 of the Spanish Ministry of Education; projects P08-RNM-3568 and P10-RNM-6299 of the Autonomous Government of Andalusia; and the EARLINET-ASOS project (EU Coordination Action, contract no. 025991 (RICA)). JLG-R thanks the Spanish Ministry of Education and the Portuguese Fundaçao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia for supporting under grants EX2009-0700 and SFRH/BPD/63090/2009, respectively.
ISSN: 1680-7316
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