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Atmospheric composition of West Africa: highlights from the AMMA international program

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  • Celine H. Mari
  • Claire E. Reeves
  • Katherine S. Law
  • Gerard Ancellet
  • Maria Dolores Andres-Hernandez
  • Brice Barret
  • Joelle Bechara
  • Agnes Borbon
  • Idir Bouarar
  • Francesco Cairo
  • Roisin Commane
  • Claire Delon
  • Federico Fierli
  • Cedric Floquet
  • Corinne Galy-Lacaux
  • Dwayne E. Heard
  • Carine D. Homan
  • Trevor Ingham
  • Niels Larsen
  • Catherine Liousse
  • Jennifer G. Murphy
  • Emiliano Orlandi
  • David E. Oram
  • Marielle Saunois
  • Dominique Serca
  • David J. Stewart
  • Daniel Stone
  • Valerie Thouret
  • Peter van Velthoven
  • Jason E. Williams

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JournalAtmospheric Science Letters
DatePublished - Jan 2011
Issue number1
Volume12
Number of pages6
Pages (from-to)13-18
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

The atmospheric composition of West Africa reflects the interaction of various dynamical and chemical systems (i.e. biogenic, urban, convective and long-range transport) with signatures from local to continental scales. Recent measurements performed during the African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses (AMMA) observational periods in 2005 and 2006 provide new data which has allowed new insight into the processes within these systems that control the distribution of ozone and its precursors. Using these new data and recently published results, we provide an overview of these systems with a particular emphasis on ozone distributions over West Africa during the wet season. Copyright (C) 2010 Royal Meteorological Society

    Research areas

  • West Africa, AMMA, atmospheric chemistry, convection, long-range transport, biogenic emission, biomass burning, urban pollution, ozone, NITROGEN-OXIDE EMISSIONS, TROPOSPHERIC OZONE, WET SEASON, TRANSPORT, CHEMISTRY, AIRCRAFT, CAMPAIGN, COTONOU, IMPACT, SOILS

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