Journal cover Journal topic
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Journal topic

Journal metrics

Journal metrics

  • IF value: 5.509 IF 5.509
  • IF 5-year value: 5.689 IF 5-year 5.689
  • CiteScore value: 5.44 CiteScore 5.44
  • SNIP value: 1.519 SNIP 1.519
  • SJR value: 3.032 SJR 3.032
  • IPP value: 5.37 IPP 5.37
  • h5-index value: 86 h5-index 86
  • Scimago H index value: 161 Scimago H index 161
Volume 17, issue 15 | Copyright
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 9645-9663, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-9645-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 10 Aug 2017

Research article | 10 Aug 2017

Importance of the Saharan heat low in controlling the North Atlantic free tropospheric humidity budget deduced from IASI δD observations

Jean-Lionel Lacour et al.
Related authors
Cross-validation of IASI/MetOp derived tropospheric δD with TES and ground-based FTIR observations
J.-L. Lacour, L. Clarisse, J. Worden, M. Schneider, S. Barthlott, F. Hase, C. Risi, C. Clerbaux, D. Hurtmans, and P.-F. Coheur
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 1447-1466, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-1447-2015,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-1447-2015, 2015
Observation of tropospheric δD by IASI over western Siberia: comparison with a general circulation model
M. Pommier, J.-L. Lacour, C. Risi, F. M. Bréon, C. Clerbaux, P.-F. Coheur, K. Gribanov, D. Hurtmans, J. Jouzel, and V. Zakharov
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 1581-1595, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-7-1581-2014,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-7-1581-2014, 2014
Related subject area
Subject: Isotopes | Research Activity: Remote Sensing | Altitude Range: Troposphere | Science Focus: Physics (physical properties and processes)
A decadal time series of water vapor and D / H isotope ratios above Zugspitze: transport patterns to central Europe
Petra Hausmann, Ralf Sussmann, Thomas Trickl, and Matthias Schneider
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 7635-7651, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-7635-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-7635-2017, 2017
Developing a western Siberia reference site for tropospheric water vapour isotopologue observations obtained by different techniques (in situ and remote sensing)
K. Gribanov, J. Jouzel, V. Bastrikov, J.-L. Bonne, F.-M. Breon, M. Butzin, O. Cattani, V. Masson-Delmotte, N. Rokotyan, M. Werner, and V. Zakharov
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 5943-5957, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-14-5943-2014,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-14-5943-2014, 2014
Mid-tropospheric δD observations from IASI/MetOp at high spatial and temporal resolution
J.-L. Lacour, C. Risi, L. Clarisse, S. Bony, D. Hurtmans, C. Clerbaux, and P.-F. Coheur
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 10817-10832, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-12-10817-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-12-10817-2012, 2012
Optimal estimation of tropospheric H2O and δD with IASI/METOP
M. Schneider and F. Hase
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 11207-11220, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-11-11207-2011,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-11-11207-2011, 2011
Relating tropical ocean clouds to moist processes using water vapor isotope measurements
J. Lee, J. Worden, D. Noone, K. Bowman, A. Eldering, A. LeGrande, J.-L. F. Li, G. Schmidt, and H. Sodemann
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 741-752, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-11-741-2011,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-11-741-2011, 2011
Cited articles
Ben-Ami, Y., Koren, I., and Altaratz, O.: Patterns of North African dust transport over the Atlantic: winter vs. summer, based on CALIPSO first year data, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 7867–7875, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-9-7867-2009, 2009.
Bonne, J.-L., Steen-Larsen, H. C., Risi, C., Werner, M., Sodemann, H., Lacour, J.-L., Fettweis, X., Cesana, G., Delmotte, M., Cattani, O., Vallelonga, P., Kjæ r, H. A. R., H. A., Clerbaux, C., Sveinbjörnsdóttir, A. E., and Masson-Delmotte, V.: The summer 2012 Greenland heat wave: In situ and remote sensing observations of water vapor isotopic composition during an atmospheric river event, J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos., 120, 2970–2989, https://doi.org/10.1002/2014JD022602, 2015.
Chaboureau, J.-P., Flamant, C., Dauhut, T., Kocha, C., Lafore, J.-P., Lavaysse, C., Marnas, F., Mokhtari, M., Pelon, J., Reinares Martínez, I., Schepanski, K., and Tulet, P.: Fennec dust forecast intercomparison over the Sahara in June 2011, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 6977–6995, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-6977-2016, 2016.
Clerbaux, C., Boynard, A., Clarisse, L., George, M., Hadji-Lazaro, J., Herbin, H., Hurtmans, D., Pommier, M., Razavi, A., Turquety, S., Wespes, C., and Coheur, P.-F.: Monitoring of atmospheric composition using the thermal infrared IASI/MetOp sounder, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 6041–6054, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-9-6041-2009, 2009.
Publications Copernicus
Download
Short summary
We present temporal and spatial δD distributions derived from IASI obtained above the North Atlantic in the vicinity of West Africa. We show that the seasonality of δD in the North Atlantic is closely associated with the influence of the Saharan heat low (SHL). We provide an interpretation of the temporal and spatial variations in δD and show that the interactions between the large-scale subsidence, the ITCZ, and the SHL can be disentangled thanks to the added information contained in δD.
We present temporal and spatial δD distributions derived from IASI obtained above the North...
Citation
Share