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Aerosol characterization at the Saharan AERONET site Tamanrasset

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dc.contributor.author Guirado, C.
dc.contributor.author Cuevas, Emilio
dc.contributor.author Cachorro, V. E.
dc.contributor.author Toledano, C.
dc.contributor.author Alonso Pérez, Silvia
dc.contributor.author Bustos, J. J. de
dc.contributor.author Basart, Sara
dc.contributor.author Romero, P. M.
dc.contributor.author Camino, C.
dc.contributor.author Mimouni, M.
dc.contributor.author Zeudmi, L.
dc.contributor.author Goloub, P.
dc.contributor.author Baldasano, J. M.
dc.contributor.author Frutos, A. M.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-16T08:10:13Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-16T08:10:13Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Guirado, C., Cuevas, E., Cachorro, V. E., Toledano, C., Alonso-Pérez, S., Bustos, J. J., ... & Zeudmi, L. (2014). Aerosol characterization at the Saharan AERONET site Tamanrasset. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 14(21), 11753-11773. DOI: 10.5194/acp-14-11753-2014 spa
dc.identifier.issn 16807316
dc.identifier.issn 16807324
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11268/6395
dc.description.abstract More than 2 years of columnar atmospheric aerosol measurements (2006–2009) at the Tamanrasset site (22.79° N, 5.53° E, 1377 m a.s.l.), in the heart of the Sahara, are analysed. Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET) level 2.0 data were used. The KCICLO (K is the name of a constant and ciclo means cycle in Spanish) method was applied to a part of the level 1.5 data series to improve the quality of the results. The annual variability of aerosol optical depth (AOD) and Ångström exponent (AE) has been found to be strongly linked to the convective boundary layer (CBL) thermodynamic features. The dry-cool season (autumn and winter) is characterized by a shallow CBL and very low mean turbidity (AOD ~ 0.09 at 440 nm, AE ~ 0.62). The wet-hot season (spring and summer) is dominated by high turbidity of coarse dust particles (AE ~ 0.28, AOD ~ 0.39 at 440 nm) and a deep CBL. The aerosol-type characterization shows desert mineral dust as the prevailing aerosol. Both pure Saharan dust and very clear sky conditions are observed depending on the season. However, several case studies indicate an anthropogenic fine mode contribution from the industrial areas in Libya and Algeria. The concentration weighted trajectory (CWT) source apportionment method was used to identify potential sources of air masses arriving at Tamanrasset at several heights for each season. Microphysical and optical properties and precipitable water vapour were also investigated. spa
dc.description.sponsorship The AERONET sun photometer at Tamanrasset has been calibrated within AERONET-EUROPE TNA supported by the PHOTONS and RIMA networks and partially financed by the European Community – Research Infrastructure Action under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) “Capacities” specific programme for Integrating Activities, ACTRIS grant agreement no. 262254.Financial support from the Spanish MINECO (projects CGL2011-23413, CGL2012-33576 and CGL2012-37505). e Supercomputación y eCiencia project (CSD2007-0050) from the Consolider-Ingenio 2010 and Severo Ochoa (SEV-2011-00067) programs of the Spanish Government. spa
dc.language.iso eng spa
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dc.title Aerosol characterization at the Saharan AERONET site Tamanrasset spa
dc.type article spa
dc.description.impact 5.053 JCR (2014) Q1, 3/77 Meteorology and atmospheric sciences spa
dc.identifier.doi 10.5194/acp-14-11753-2014
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/262254 spa
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess spa
dc.subject.uem Atmósfera spa
dc.subject.uem Sahara spa
dc.subject.unesco Atmósfera spa
dc.subject.unesco Sahara spa
dc.description.filiation UEC spa
dc.peerreviewed Si spa


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