A comparison of the physical properties of desert dust retrieved from the sunphotometer observation of major events in the Sahara, Sahel, and Arabian Peninsula

Mohamed Masmoudi, Stéphane C. Alfaro, Mossad El Metwally

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Abstract

© 2015 Elsevier B.V. The objective of this work is to assess the variability of the size-distribution, real (n) and imaginary (k) parts of the refractive index, asymmetry parameter (g), and single scattering albedo (SSA) of desert dust events observed in the Sahara, Sahel, and Arabian Peninsula areas. For this we use the level-2 inversions of 14 AERONET sunphotometers representative of the area of study. In the dataset, the dust-dominated events are discriminated on the basis of their large optical depth and low (
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-35
Number of pages12
JournalAtmospheric Research
Volume158-159
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2015
Externally publishedYes

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