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Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 6023-6040, 2017
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Research article
16 May 2017
Downward particle fluxes of biogenic matter and Saharan dust across the equatorial North Atlantic
Laura F. Korte et al.
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AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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RC1: 'Review of "Compositional changes of present-day transatlantic Saharan dust deposition"', Anonymous Referee #1, 19 Dec 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
RC2: 'Korte et al. review', Anonymous Referee #2, 06 Jan 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
RC3: 'Review #3', Anonymous Referee #3, 12 Jan 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
AC1: 'Reply to anonymous referees', Laura Korte, 04 Mar 2017 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
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AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (27 Mar 2017)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (31 Mar 2017) by Joshua Schwarz
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (09 Apr 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (12 Apr 2017)  
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (19 Apr 2017) by Joshua Schwarz  
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Short summary
We collected Saharan dust at the Mauritanian coast as well as in the deep the North Atlantic Ocean, along a transect at 12 °N, using an array of moored sediment traps. We demonstrated that the lithogenic particles collected in the ocean are from the same source as dust collected on the African coast. With increasing distance from the source, lithogenic elements associated with clay minerals become more important relative to quartz which is settling out faster. Seasonality is prominent, but weak.
We collected Saharan dust at the Mauritanian coast as well as in the deep the North Atlantic...