An additional low layer transport of Sahelian and Saharan dust over the north-eastern Tropical Atlantic

  title={An additional low layer transport of Sahelian and Saharan dust over the north-eastern Tropical Atlantic},
  author={Isabelle Chiapello and Gilles Bergametti and Laurent Gomes and Bernadette Ch{\^a}tenet and François Dulac and J. A. tonio Pimenta and E. Santos Suares},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
Mineral dust concentrations have been measured from a monitoring aerosol station set up at Sal, Cape Verde Island between December 1991 and December 1994 in order to assess the transport process of African dust over the North-eastern Tropical Atlantic. These measurements indicate a pronounced seasonal pattern, with maximum dust concentrations observed during winter. A meteorological analysis shows that the transport of dust occurs at low altitudes, in the trade winds layer, during this season… 

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