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Observations of the impact of a major Saharan dust storm on the atmospheric radiation balance
 

Summary: Observations of the impact of a major Saharan dust storm on the
atmospheric radiation balance
A. Slingo,1
T. P. Ackerman,2
R. P. Allan,1
E. I. Kassianov,2
S. A. McFarlane,2
G. J. Robinson,1
J. C. Barnard,2
M. A. Miller,3
J. E. Harries,4
J. E. Russell,4
and S. Dewitte5
Received 14 August 2006; revised 12 October 2006; accepted 10 November 2006; published 30 December 2006.
[1] Saharan dust storms have often been observed from
space, but the full impact on the Earth's radiation balance
has been difficult to assess, due to limited observations from
the surface. We present the first simultaneous observations
from space and from a comprehensive new mobile facility
in Niamey, Niger, of a major dust storm in March 2006. The

  

Source: Allan, Richard P. - Department of Meteorology, University of Reading

 

Collections: Geosciences