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Chemical and aerosol characterisation of the troposphere over West Africa during the monsoon period as part of AMMA

By C. E. Reeves, P. Formenti, Charbel Afif, Gérard Ancellet, J.-L. Attie, J. Bechara, Agnès Borbon, F. Cairo, H. Coe, S. Crumeyrolle, Federico Fierli, Cyrille Flamant, L. Gomes, T. Hamburger, C. Jambert, Kathy S. Law, C. Mari, R.L. Jones, A. Matsuki, M.I. Mead, J. Methven, G.P. Mills, A. Minikin, J.G. Murphy, J.K. Nielsen, D.E. Oram, D.J. Parker, A. Richter, H. Schlager, A. Schwarzenboeck and V. Thouret

Abstract

International audienceDuring June, July and August 2006 five aircraft took part in a campaign over West Africa to observe the aerosol content and chemical composition of the troposphere and lower stratosphere as part of the African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis (AMMA) project. These are the first such measurements in this region during the monsoon period. In addition to providing an overview of the tropospheric composition, this paper provides a description of the measurement strategy (flights performed, instrumental payloads, wing-tip to wing-tip comparisons) and points to some of the important findings discussed in more detailed in other papers in this special issue

Topics: [PHYS.PHYS.PHYS-AO-PH] Physics [physics]/Physics [physics]/Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics [physics.ao-ph], [SDU.STU.CL] Sciences of the Universe [physics]/Earth Sciences/Climatology, [SDE.MCG] Environmental Sciences/Global Changes
Publisher: European Geosciences Union
Year: 2010
DOI identifier: 10.5194/acp-10-7575-2010
OAI identifier: oai:HAL:hal-00469942v1
Provided by: Hal-Diderot

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