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Remote biomass burning dominates southern West African air pollution during the monsoon

Haslett, Sophie L. and Taylor, Jonathan W. and Evans, Mathew and Morris, Eleanor and Vogel, Bernhard and Dajuma, Alima and Brito, Joel and Batenburg, Anneke M. and Borrmann, Stephan and Schneider, Johannes and Schulz, Christiane and Denjean, Cyrielle and Bourrianne, Thierry and Knippertz, Peter and Dupuy, Régis and Schwarzenböck, Alfons and Sauer, Daniel and Flamant, Cyrille and Dorsey, J. and Crawford, Ian and Coe, Hugh (2019) Remote biomass burning dominates southern West African air pollution during the monsoon. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 2019 (19), pp. 15217-15234. Copernicus Publications. DOI: 10.5194/acp-19-15217-2019 ISSN 1680-7316

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Abstract

Vast stretches of agricultural land in southern and central Africa are burnt between June and September each year, which releases large quantities of aerosol into the atmosphere. The resulting smoke plumes are carried west over the Atlantic Ocean at altitudes between 2 and 4 km. As only limited observational data in West Africa have existed until now, whether this pollution has an impact at lower altitudes has remained unclear. The Dynamics-Aerosol-Chemistry-Cloud Interactions in West Africa (DACCIWA) aircraft campaign took place in southern West Africa during June and July 2016, with the aim of observing gas and aerosol properties in the region in order to assess anthropogenic and other influences on the atmosphere.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/130225/
Document Type:Article
Title:Remote biomass burning dominates southern West African air pollution during the monsoon
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Haslett, Sophie L.Univ. of Manchester, UKhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2985-4846
Taylor, Jonathan W.Univ. of Manchester, UKhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2120-186X
Evans, MathewUniv. of York, UKhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4775-032X
Morris, EleanorUniv. of York, UKUNSPECIFIED
Vogel, BernhardKIT, KarlsruheUNSPECIFIED
Dajuma, AlimaKIT, KarlsruheUNSPECIFIED
Brito, JoelUniv. Blaise Pascal, Aubière, FrankreichUNSPECIFIED
Batenburg, Anneke M.Univ. Mainz und MPI für Chemie, Mainzhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3405-6593
Borrmann, StephanUniv. Mainz und MPI für Chemie, MainzUNSPECIFIED
Schneider, JohannesMPI for Chemistry, MainzUNSPECIFIED
Schulz, ChristianeMPI für Chemie, MainzUNSPECIFIED
Denjean, CyrielleCNRM, Météo-France, Toulouse, FrankreichUNSPECIFIED
Bourrianne, ThierryCNRM, Météo-France, Toulouse, FrankreichUNSPECIFIED
Knippertz, PeterKIT, KarlsruheUNSPECIFIED
Dupuy, RégisUniv. Blaise Pascal, Aubière, FrankreichUNSPECIFIED
Schwarzenböck, AlfonsUniv. Blaise Pascal, Aubière, FrankreichUNSPECIFIED
Sauer, DanielDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0317-5063
Flamant, CyrilleLATMOS/IPSL, Sorbonne Université, UVSQ, CNRS, Paris, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Dorsey, J.Univ. of Manchester, UKUNSPECIFIED
Crawford, IanUniv. of Manchester, UKUNSPECIFIED
Coe, HughUniv. of Manchester, UKUNSPECIFIED
Date:2019
Journal or Publication Title:Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:2019
DOI :10.5194/acp-19-15217-2019
Page Range:pp. 15217-15234
Publisher:Copernicus Publications
ISSN:1680-7316
Status:Published
Keywords:biomass burning, West Africa, long-range transport
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Energie und Verkehr
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Atmospheric Trace Species
Deposited By: Sauer, Dr. Daniel
Deposited On:27 Nov 2019 13:28
Last Modified:08 Jan 2020 11:59

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