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Volume 17, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 10893–10918, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-10893-2017
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 10893–10918, 2017
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Research article 14 Sep 2017

Research article | 14 Sep 2017

A meteorological and chemical overview of the DACCIWA field campaign in West Africa in June–July 2016

Peter Knippertz et al.

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In June–July 2016 DACCIWA (Dynamics–Aerosol–Chemistry–Cloud Interactions in West Africa), a large, EU-funded European–African project, organised an international field campaign in densely populated southern West Africa, including measurements from ground sites, research aircraft, weather balloons and urban sites. This paper gives an overview of the atmospheric evolution during this period focusing on meteorological (precipitation, cloudiness, winds) and composition (gases, particles) aspects.
In June–July 2016 DACCIWA (Dynamics–Aerosol–Chemistry–Cloud Interactions in West Africa), a...
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