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Title: EARLINET observations of the 14-22-May long-range dust transport event during SAMUM 2006: Validation of results from dust transport modelling
Authors: Müller, Detlef 
Heinold, Bernd 
Tesche, Matthias 
Tegen, Ina 
Althausen, Dietrich 
Alados-Arboledast, Lucas 
Amiridis, Vassilis 
Amodeo, Aldo 
Ansmann, Albert 
Balis, Dimitris S. 
Comerón, Adolfo 
D'Amico, Giuseppe 
Gerasopoulos, Evangelos 
Guerrero-Rascado, J. L. 
Freudenthaler, Volker 
Giannakaki, Elina 
Heese, Birgit 
Iarlori, Marco 
Knippertz, Peter 
Mamouri, Rodanthi-Elisavet 
Mona, Lucia 
Papayannis, Alexandros D. 
Pappalardo, Gelsomina 
Perrone, Roberto M. 
Pisani, Gianluca 
Rizi, Vincenzo 
Sicard, Michaël 
Spinelli, Nicola 
Tafuro, Anna Maria 
Wiegner, Matthias 
Major Field of Science: Engineering and Technology
Field Category: Environmental Engineering
Keywords: Aerosol;Dust;Dust aerosols
Issue Date: 3-Feb-2009
Source: Tellus B: Chemical and Physical Meteorology, 2009, vol. 61, no. 1, pp. 325-339
Volume: 61
Issue: 1
Start page: 325
End page: 339
Journal: Tellus B: Chemical and Physical Meteorology 
Abstract: We observed a long-range transport event of mineral dust from North Africa to South Europe during the Saharan Mineral Dust Experiment (SAMUM) 2006. Geometrical and optical properties of that dust plume were determined with Sun photometer of the Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET) and Raman lidar near the North African source region, and with Sun photometers of AERONET and lidars of the European Aerosol Research Lidar Network (EARLINET) in the far field in Europe. Extinction-to-backscatter ratios of the dust plume over Morocco and Southern Europe do not differ. Ångström exponents increase with distance from Morocco. We simulated the transport, and geometrical and optical properties of the dust plume with a dust transport model. The model results and the experimental data show similar times regarding the appearance of the dust plume over each EARLINET site. Dust optical depth from the model agrees in most cases to particle optical depth measured with the Sun photometers. The vertical distribution of the mineral dust could be satisfactorily reproduced, if we use as benchmark the extinction profiles measured with lidar. In some cases we find differences. We assume that insufficient vertical resolution of the dust plume in the model calculations is one reason for these deviations.
ISSN: 1600-0889
DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0889.2008.00400.x
Rights: © 2009 The Author(s).
Type: Article
Affiliation : Cyprus University of Technology 
Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research 
University of Granada 
National Observatory of Athens 
Istituto di Metodologie per l'Analisi Ambientale - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche 
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya 
Ludwig Maximilians University 
Universitádegli Studi - L'Aquila 
Johannes Gutenberg University 
National Technical University Of Athens 
Universitá degli Studi di Lecce 
Universitá degli Studi di Napoli Federico II 
Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology 
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