ACP - Special issue
Light scattering at small angles by atmospheric irregular particles: modelling and laboratory measurements
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 931-939, 2014
The mobile Water vapor Aerosol Raman LIdar and its implication in the framework of the HyMeX and ChArMEx programs: application to a dust transport process
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 1629-1647, 2014
African dust outbreaks over the western Mediterranean Basin: 11-year characterization of atmospheric circulation patterns and dust source areas
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 6759-6775, 2014
Radiative signature of absorbing aerosol over the eastern Mediterranean basin
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 7213-7231, 2014
Estimation of mineral dust long-wave radiative forcing: sensitivity study to particle properties and application to real cases in the region of Barcelona
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 9213-9231, 2014
Comparison of IASI water vapor retrieval with H2O-Raman lidar in the framework of the Mediterranean HyMeX and ChArMEx programs
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 9583-9596, 2014
Summertime tropospheric-ozone variability over the Mediterranean basin observed with IASI
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 10589-10600, 2014
Impact of the Asian monsoon anticyclone on the variability of mid-to-upper tropospheric methane above the Mediterranean Basin
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 11427-11446, 2014
Assimilation of lidar signals: application to aerosol forecasting in the western Mediterranean basin
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 12031-12053, 2014
Hygroscopic growth of atmospheric aerosol particles based on active remote sensing and radiosounding measurements: selected cases in southeastern Spain
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 705-718, 2015
Aerosol properties over the western Mediterranean basin: temporal and spatial variability
Summary: High aerosol loads over Alborán were mainly associated with desert dust transport and occasional advection from central European urban-industrial areas. The fine particle load observed over Alborán was surprisingly similar to that obtained over the other three nearest AERONET stations, suggesting homogeneous spatial distribution of fine particle loads over the four studied sites in spite of the large differences in local sources.
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 2473-2486, 2015
Dust aerosol radiative effects during summer 2012 simulated with a coupled regional aerosol–atmosphere–ocean model over the Mediterranean
Summary: This paper uses an original approach based on a coupled regional aerosol--atmosphere--ocean model to study the dust radiative effects over the Mediterranean in summer 2012. After an evaluation of the prognostic aerosol scheme, the dust aerosol daily variability is shown to improve the simulated surface radiation and temperature at the daily scale. It has also a significant impact on the summer average, thus highlighting the importance of a relevant representation of aerosols in climate models.
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 3303-3326, 2015
Ozone and aerosol tropospheric concentrations variability analyzed using the ADRIMED measurements and the WRF and CHIMERE models
Summary: The ozone and aerosol concentration variability is studied over the Euro-Mediterranean area during the months of June and July 2013 and in the framework of the ADRIMED project. A first analysis is performed using meteorological variables, ozone and aerosol concentrations using routine network station, satellite and specific ADRIMED project airborne measurements. This analysis is complemented by modeling using the WRF and CHIMERE regional models.
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 6159-6182, 2015
An automatic collector to monitor insoluble atmospheric deposition: application for mineral dust deposition
Summary: An automatic collector (CARAGA) has been developed to monitor insoluble atmospheric deposition in remote areas with a large autonomy. It is used to sample total (dry and wet) deposition on Frioul Island in the western Mediterranean Basin over which Saharan dust can be transported and deposited. To quantify the mineral dust mass in deposition samples, a weighing and ignition protocol is used. Two years of continuous deposition measurements performed on a weekly sampling basis are presented.
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 2801-2811, 2015
Primary marine aerosol emissions from the Mediterranean Sea during pre-bloom and oligotrophic conditions: correlations to seawater chlorophyll a from a mesocosm study
Summary: The effect of ocean acidification and changing water conditions on primary (and secondary) marine aerosol emissions is not well understood on a regional or a global scale. To investigate this effect, we deployed mesocosms in the Mediterranean Sea for several weeks during both winter pre-bloom and summer oligotrophic conditions and subjected them to various levels of CO2. We observed larger effects due to the differences between a pre-bloom and oligotrophic environment than due to CO2 levels.
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 7961-7976, 2015
Source contributions to 2012 summertime aerosols in the Euro-Mediterranean region
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 8013-8036, 2015
Aerosol chemistry above an extended archipelago of the eastern Mediterranean basin during strong northern winds
Summary: A model system is evaluated versus ground and airborne aerosol measurements, towards the identification of its competencies and deficiencies over the eastern Mediterranean (EM) during summer. Secondary organic aerosol (OA) formation is investigated towards improving OA behaviour. Biomass burning is a significant particle source, largely explaining OA underestimation (ca. 50%). More than 70% of the aerosol mass over the EM is related to trans-boundary transport during strong northeastern winds.
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 8401-8421, 2015
Continental pollution in the western Mediterranean basin: vertical profiles of aerosol and trace gases measured over the sea during TRAQA 2012 and SAFMED 2013
Summary: Observations from this study indicate that continental pollution largely affects the atmospheric composition and structure of the western Mediterranean basin. Pollution plumes reach 3000-4000 m in altitude and present a very complex and highly stratified structure, characterized by fresh and aged layers both in the boundary layer and in the free troposphere. Also we report the observations of high levels of ultrafine particles over the basin, possibly linked to new particle formation events.
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 9611-9630, 2015
Intercomparison of two comparative reactivity method instruments inf the Mediterranean basin during summer 2013
Summary: Our manuscript shows results of an intercomparison exercise conducted on two home-built comparative reactivity method (CRM) instruments operating under the same settings for measuring total OH reactivity. Despite the corrections of the raw data sets for instrumental artifacts having different weights on the two CRMs, we found very consistent results for the final processed data of ambient OH reactivity. Furthermore, we present in detail how to validate the instruments and process the raw data.
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 3851-3865, 2015