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Volume 17, issue 13
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 8395–8410, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-8395-2017
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 8395–8410, 2017
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Research article 11 Jul 2017

Research article | 11 Jul 2017

Seasonal cycle of desert aerosols in western Africa: analysis of the coastal transition with passive and active sensors

Habib Senghor et al.

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This work focus on the distribution of dust particles emitted in western Africa and having consequences on human health and marine ecosystems. The understanding of their fate requires a better understanding of the processes governing their variability. Using satellite observations and ground measurements, we present the seasonality of their distribution and explain the processes responsible for this distribution as well as their transition from the African continent towards the Atlantic Ocean.
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