Chemical and aerosol characterisation of the troposphere over West Africa during the monsoon period as part of AMMA

C. E. Reeves, P. Formenti, C. Afif, G. Ancellet, J. L. Attié, J. Bechara, A. Borbon, F. Cairo, H. Coe, S. Crumeyrolle, F. Fierli, C. Flamant, L. Gomes, T. Hamburger, C. Jambert, K. S. Law, C. Mari, R. L. Jones, A. Matsuki, M. I. MeadJ. Methven, G. P. Mills, A. Minikin, J. G. Murphy, J. K. Nielsen, D. E. Oram, D. J. Parker, A. Richter, H. Schlager, A. Schwarzenboeck, V. Thouret

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    Abstract

    During June, July and August 2006 five aircraft took part in a campaign over West Africa to observe the aerosol content and chemical composition of the troposphere and lower stratosphere as part of the African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis (AMMA) project. These are the first such measurements in this region during the monsoon period. In addition to providing an overview of the tropospheric composition, this paper provides a description of the measurement strategy (flights performed, instrumental payloads, wing-tip to wing-tip comparisons) and points to some of the important findings discussed in more detail in other papers in this special issue. © 2010 Author(s).
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)7575-7601
    Number of pages26
    JournalAtmospheric Chemistry and Physics
    Volume10
    Issue number16
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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