African volcanic emissions influencing atmospheric aerosols over the Amazon rain forest | kumulonimbus

African volcanic emissions influencing atmospheric aerosols over the Amazon rain forest

Abstract

This study uses satellite observations to track volcanic emissions in eastern Congo and their subsequent transport across the Atlantic Ocean into the Amazon Basin. Aircraft and ground-based observations are used to characterize the influence of volcanogenic aerosol on the chemical and microphysical properties of Amazonian aerosols. Further, this work is an illustrative example of the conditions and dynamics driving the transatlantic transport of African emissions to South America.

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Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
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