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17 October 2014 Multi-platform in-situ and remote sensing techniques to derive Saharan dust properties during AMISOC-TNF 2013
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In the framework of AMISOC (Atmospheric Minor Species relevant to the Ozone Chemistry) project, a multiinstrumented campaign was performed in the Canary Islands area in summer-time from 01 July to 11 August 2013. Both ground-based remote-sensing and airborne in-situ measurements were performed under dust loading conditions. Saharan dusty (DD) conditions were reported during 57% of the overall campaign period. Particular DD cases corresponded to a 2-day period with a progressively arriving Saharan dust intrusion over Tenerife on 31 July (weak incidence) and 01 August (strong incidence). As reference, the non-dusty (ND) situation on 30 July was also examined. Vertical size distributions (SD) for particles within an extended fine-to-coarse (0.16-2.8 μm) mode were provided by using aircraft aerosol PCASP sonde measurements. Extinction profiles and Lidar ratio (LR) values were derived from Micro Pulse Lidar measurements. Despite no MAXDOAS aerosol profiling retrievals were available, the potential of this technique has also been introduced. A good agreement is found between the optical and microphysical properties, showing dust particles confined in a wide layer of around 4.5 km thickness from 1.5 to 6 km height. Dust incidence mostly affected the Free Troposphere (FT). LR ranged between 50 and 55 sr, showing typical values for Saharan dust particles. In general, the dust impact on mass concentration was enhanced due to the increase of larger particles, affecting both the Boundary layer (BL) and FT, but showing differences depending on the dusty case. MAXDOAS profiles are expected to be included in an extended version of this work.
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Carmen Córdoba-Jabonero, Javier Andrey, José Antonio Adame, Mar Sorribas, Laura Gómez, Emilio Cuevas, and Manuel Gil-Ojeda "Multi-platform in-situ and remote sensing techniques to derive Saharan dust properties during AMISOC-TNF 2013", Proc. SPIE 9242, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XIX; and Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems XVII, 924209 (17 October 2014);

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