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Volume 16, issue 22
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 14107–14130, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-14107-2016
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Special issue: BACCHUS – Impact of Biogenic versus Anthropogenic emissions...

Special issue: The Saharan Aerosol Long-range Transport and Aerosol-Cloud-interaction...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 14107–14130, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-14107-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 15 Nov 2016

Research article | 15 Nov 2016

Aerosol arriving on the Caribbean island of Barbados: physical properties and origin

Heike Wex et al.

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Aerosol arriving in the eastern Caribbean after passing the Atlantic is characterized, based on ground-based and airborne measurements. We describe the repetitive occurrence of three different types of air masses and relate them to their origin from either Africa or the Atlantic and also draw conclusions about the particle composition. The length of the data series is unprecedented. By a comparison with other studies, we also suggest that the organic fraction in the aerosol depends on season.
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