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https://doi.org/10.5194/bgd-8-7313-2011
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https://doi.org/10.5194/bgd-8-7313-2011
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Research article 22 Jul 2011

Research article | 22 Jul 2011

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Mineral dust aerosol from Saharan desert by means of atmospheric, emission, dispersion modelling

F. Guarnieri1,2, F. Calastrini1,2, C. Busillo1,2, M. Pasqui2, S. Becagli3, F. Lucarelli4, G. Calzolai4, S. Nava4, and R. Udisti3 F. Guarnieri et al.
  • 1LAMMA Consortium, Via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (FI), Italy
  • 2IBIMET, National Research Council, Via G. Caproni 8, 50145 Firenze (FI), Italy
  • 3Chemical Department, Florence University, Via della Lastruccia 3, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (FI), Italy
  • 4Physics Department, Florence University and National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) – Florence, Via G. Sansone 1, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (FI), Italy

Abstract. The application of Numerical Prediction Models to mineral dust cycle is considered of prime importance for the investigation of aerosol and non-CO2 greenhouse gases contributions in climate variability and change. In this framework, a modelling system was developed in order to provide a regional characterization of Saharan dust intrusions over Mediterranean basin. The model chain is based on three different modules: the atmospheric model, the dust emission model and transport/deposition model. Numerical simulations for a selected case study, June 2006, were performed in order to evaluate the modelling system effectiveness. The comparison of the results obtained in such a case study shows a good agreement with those coming from GOCART model. Moreover a good correspondence was found in the comparison with in-situ measurements regarding some specific crustal markers in the PM10 fraction.

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