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ACP | Articles | Volume 20, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 5373–5390, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-5373-2020
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Special issue: Results of the project "Dynamics–aerosol–chemistry–cloud...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 5373–5390, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-5373-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 07 May 2020

Research article | 07 May 2020

Downward cloud venting of the central African biomass burning plume during the West Africa summer monsoon

Alima Dajuma et al.

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A modeling study through COSMO-ART was used to investigate the implication of downward mixing induced by clouds in transporting biomass burning aerosols from central and southern Africa located between 2 and 4 km into the PBL over southern West Africa. Results showed that individual mixing events south of the coast of Côte d’Ivoire due to mid-level convective clouds injects part of the biomass burning plume into the PBL. 15 % of CO mass from the 2–4 km layer is mixed below 1 km.
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