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J. H. Marsham, M. Hobby, C. J. T. Allen, J. R. Banks, M. Bart, B. J. Brooks, C. Cavazos-Guerra, S. Engelstaedter, M. Gascoyne, A. R. Lima, J. V. Martins, J. B. McQuaid, A. O'Leary, B. Ouchene, A. Ouladichir, D. J. Parker, A. Saci, M. Salah-Ferroudj, M. C. Todd and R. Washington Meteorology and dust in the central Sahara: Observations from Fennec supersite-1 during the June 2011 Intensive Observation Period Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 118

Version of Record online: 23 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/jgrd.50211

Key Points

  • First detailed observations from the central Sahara (upper BL jet observed)
  • Most dust in moist air. Together, dust & cloud control surface energy balance
  • ~50% of dust uplift is nocturnal. ~30% from the LLJ and ~50% from haboobs

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