Articles | Volume 10, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 599–615, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-599-2017

Special issue: CHemistry and AeRosols Mediterranean EXperiments (ChArMEx)...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 599–615, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-599-2017

Research article 23 Feb 2017

Research article | 23 Feb 2017

Consistency of dimensional distributions and refractive indices of desert dust measured over Lampedusa with IASI radiances

Giuliano Liuzzi et al.

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In this work we have given a contribution to better understand some of the properties of the desert dust plumes in the western Mediterranean, using both direct measurements and satellite observations. This study has mainly evidenced that satellite observations can provide information about the geographical provenance of dust. This is important because such variability is reflected in the way in which dust interacts with atmosphere and impacts over the observed infrared radiation from satellites.