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    • A Methodology for investigating dust model performance using synergistic EARLINET/AERONET dust concentration retrievals 

      Binietoglou, Ioannis; Basart, Sara; Alados Arboledas, Lucas; Baldasano Recio, José María; Comerón Tejero, Adolfo; Muñoz Porcar, Constantino; Rocadenbosch Burillo, Francisco; Rodríguez Gómez, Alejandro Antonio; Sicard, Michaël (2015-09-04)
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      Systematic measurements of dust concentration profiles at a continental scale were recently made possible by the development of synergistic retrieval algorithms using combined lidar and sun photometer data and the establishment ...
    • Aerosols in the CALIOPE air quality modelling system: evaluation and analysis of PM levels, optical depths and chemical composition over Europe 

      Basart, Sara; Pay Pérez, M. Teresa; Jorba Casellas, Oriol; Pérez García-Pando, Carlos; Jiménez Guerrero, Pedro; Schulz, M.; Baldasano Recio, José María (2012-04-10)
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      The CALIOPE air quality modelling system is developed and applied to Europe with high spatial resolution (12 km × 12 km). The modelled daily-to-seasonal aerosol variability over Europe in 2004 is evaluated and analysed. ...
    • An Empirical equation to estimate mineral dust concentrations from visibility observations in Northern Africa 

      Camino, C; Cuevas, Emilio; Basart, Sara; Alonso Perez, Silvia; Baldasano Recio, José María; Terradellas, E.; Marticorena, B; Berjon, A; Rodriguez, S (2015-03-01)
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      This paper presents a new empirical equation relating horizontal visibility and PM10 dust concentrations. The new empirical equation (IZO-Eq) is derived from observations performed at the Izana Atmospheric Observatory (IZO, ...
    • Atmospheric dust modeling from meso to global scales with the online NMMB/BSC-Dust model - Part 2: Experimental campaigns in Northern Africa 

      Schladitz, A.; Esselborn, M.; Weinzierl, B.; Tesche, M.; Müller, D.; Washington, R.; Todd, M.C.; Nickovic, S.; Haustein, Karsten; Pérez García-Pando, Carlos; Baldasano Recio, José María; Jorba Casellas, Oriol; Basart, Sara; Miller, R.L.; Janjic, Z.; Black, T. (2012-03-23)
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      The new online NMMB/BSC-Dust model is intended to provide short to medium-range weather and dust forecasts from regional to global scales. The companion paper Pérez et al., 2011 develops the dust model parameterizations ...
    • Atmospheric dust modeling from meso to global scales with the online NMMB/BSC-Dust model – Part 1: model description, annual simulations and evaluation 

      Pérez García-Pando, Carlos; Haustein, Karsten; Jorba Casellas, Oriol; Janjic, Z.; Huneeus, N.; Baldasano Recio, José María; Black, T.; Basart, Sara; Nickovic, S.; Miller, R.L.; Perlwitz, J.P.; Schulz, M.; Thomson, M. (2011-06-01)
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      Abstract. We describe and evaluate the NMMB/BSC-Dust, a new dust aerosol cycle model embedded online within the NCEP Non-hydrostatic Multiscale Model (NMMB). NMMB is a further evolution of the operational Nonhydrostat ...
    • Changes in particulate matter physical properties during Saharan advections over Rome (Italy): A four-year study, 2001-2004 

      Gobbi, Gian Paolo; Angelini, Federico; Barnaba, Francesca; Costabile, Francesca; Baldasano Recio, José María; Basart, Sara; Sozzi, Roberto; Bolignano, Andrea (2013)
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      Particulate matter mass concentrations measured in the city of Rome (Italy) in the period 2001–2004 have been cross-analysed with concurrent Saharan dust advection events to infer the impact these natural episodes bear ...
    • Development and evaluation of the BSC-DREAM8b dust regional model over Northern Africa, the Mediterranean and the Middle East 

      Basart, Sara; Pérez García-Pando, Carlos; Nickovic, S.; Cuevas, Emilio; Baldasano Recio, José María (2012-06-12)
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      The BSC-DREAM8b model and its predecessor are analysed in terms of aerosol optical depth (AOD) for 2004 over Northern Africa, the Mediterranean and the Middle East. We discuss the model performance and we test and analyse ...
    • Direct radiative effects during intense Mediterranean desert dust outbreaks 

      Gkikas, Antonis; Obiso, Vincenzo; Perez Garcia-Pando, Carlos; Jorba, Oriol; Hatzianastassiou, Nikos; Vendrell, Lluis; Basart, Sara; Solomos, Stavros; Gassó Domingo, Santiago; Baldasano Recio, José María (European Geosciences Union (EGU), 2018-06-21)
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      The direct radiative effect (DRE) during 20 intense and widespread dust outbreaks, which affected the broader Mediterranean basin over the period March 2000–February 2013, has been calculated with the NMMB-MONARCH model ...
    • Distribución espacial y temporal de polvo mineral atmosférico en el norte de África y Oriente medio estimada a partir de la visibilidad horizontal 

      Terradellas, E.; Camino, Carlos; Alonso-Pérez, S; Basart, Sara; Baldasano Recio, José María; Cuevas, Emilio (2012)
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      El polvo mineral atmosférico desempeña un papel muy importante en la atmósfera por su interacción con el balance radiativo y con la microfísica de nubes. África Septentrional es la mayor fuente de polvo mineral en el ...
    • Effect of terrain relief on dust transport over complex terrains in West Asia 

      Vendrell, Lluís; Basart, Sara; Baldasano Recio, José María (Barcelona Supercomputing Center, 2017-05-04)
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      This work investigates the impact of orography on dust transport using the multi-scale NMMB/BSC-Dust model. For this purpose, two model simulations at horizontal resolutions of 0.03º x 0.03º (Low-resolution; LR) and 0.3º ...
    • Extreme, wintertime Saharan dust intrusion in the Iberian Peninsula: lidar monitoring and evaluation of dust forecast models during the February 2017 event 

      Fernández García, Alfonso Javier; Sicard, Michaël; Costa, Maria João; Guerrero Rascado, Juan Luis; Gomez Amo, J.L.; Molero, Francisco; Barragán Cuesta, Rubén; Basart, Sara; Bortoli, D.; Bedoya Velásquez, Andrés Esteban; Granados Muñoz, María José; Martínez Lozano, José Antonio; Artiñano, Begoña; Muñoz Porcar, Constantino; Román Díez, Roberto; Rocadenbosch Burillo, Francisco; Benavent Oltra, José Antonio; Rodríguez Gómez, Alejandro Antonio; Alados Arboledas, Lucas; Comerón Tejero, Adolfo; Pujadas Cordero, Manuel (2019-06-18)
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      An unprecedented extreme Saharan dust event was registered in winter time from 20 to 23 February 2017 over the Iberian Peninsula (IP). We report on aerosol optical properties observed under this extreme dust intrusion ...
    • Extreme, wintertime Saharan dust intrusion in the Iberian Peninsula: Lidar monitoring and evaluation of dust forecast models during the February 2017 event 

      Fernández, Alfonso J.; Sicard, Michaël; Costa, Maria J.; Guerrero-Rascado, Juan L.; Gómez-Amo, José L.; Molero, Francisco; Barragán Cuesta, Rubén; Basart, Sara; Bortoli, Daniele; Bedoya-Velásquez, Andrés E.; Utrillas, María P.; Salvador, Pedro; Granados Muñoz, María José; Potes, Miguel; Ortiz-Amezcua, Pablo; Martínez-Lozano, José A.; Artíñano, Begoña; Muñoz Porcar, Constantino; Salgado, Rui; Román, Roberto; Rocadenbosch Burillo, Francisco; Salgueiro, Vanda; Benavent-Oltra, José A.; Rodríguez Gómez, Alejandro Antonio; Alados-Arboledas, Lucas; Comerón Tejero, Adolfo; Pujadas, Manuel (Elsevier, 2019-11-01)
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      An unprecedented extreme Saharan dust event was registered in winter time from 20 to 23 February 2017 over the Iberian Peninsula (IP). We report on aerosol optical properties observed under this extreme dust intrusion ...
    • Forecasting the northern African dust outbreak towards Europe in April 2011: a model intercomparison 

      Huneeus, N.; Basart, Sara; Baldasano Recio, José María (2016-04-21)
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      In the framework of theWorld Meteorological Organisation’s Sand and Dust Storm Warning Advisory and Assessment System, we evaluated the predictions of five state-of-the-art dust forecast models during an intense ...
    • GARRLiC and LIRIC: strengths and limitations for the characterization of dust and marine particles along with their mixtures 

      Tsekeri, Alexandra; Lopatin, Anton; Amiridis, Vassilis; Marinou, Eleni; Igloffstein, Julia; Siomos, Nikolaos; Solomos, Stavros; Kokkalis, Panagiotis; Engelmann, Ronny; Baars, Holger; Gratsea, Myrto; Raptis, Panagiotis I.; Binietoglou, Ioannis; Mihalopoulos, Nikolaos; Kalivitis, Nikolaos; Kouvarakis, Giorgos; Bartsotas, Nikolaos; Kallos, George; Basart, Sara; Schuettemeyer, Dirk; Wandinger, Ulla; Ansmann, Albert; Chaikovsky, Anatoli P.; Dubovik, Oleg (European Geosciences Union (EGU), 2017-12-20)
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      The Generalized Aerosol Retrieval from Radiometer and Lidar Combined data algorithm (GARRLiC) and the LIdar-Radiometer Inversion Code (LIRIC) provide the opportunity to study the aerosol vertical distribution by combining ...
    • High-resolution dust modelling over complex terrains in West Asia 

      Basart, Sara; Vendrell, Lluis; Baldasano, Jose M. (Elsevier, 2016-12)
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      The present work demonstrates the impact of model resolution in dust propagation in a complex terrain region such as West Asia. For this purpose, two simulations using the NMMB/BSC-Dust model are performed and analysed, ...
    • Investigating the quality of modeled aerosol profiles based on combined lidar and sunphotometer data 

      Siomos, Nikolaos; Balis, Dimitris S.; Poupkou, Anastasia; Liora, Natalia; Spyridon, Dimopoulos; Melas, Dimitris; Giannakaki, Eleni; Filioglou, Maria; Basart, Sara; Chaikovsky, Anatoli (European Geosciences Union (EGU), 2017-06-14)
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      In this study we present an evaluation of the Comprehensive Air Quality Model with extensions (CAMx) for Thessaloniki using radiometric and lidar data. The aerosol mass concentration profiles of CAMx are compared against ...
    • Mediterranean intense desert dust outbreaks and their vertical structure based on remote sensing data 

      Gkikas, Antonis; Basart, Sara; Hatzianastassiou, Nikos; Marinou, Eleni; Amiridis, Vassilis; Kazadzis, Stelios; Pey, Jorge; Querol, Xavier; Jorba, Oriol; Gassó, Santiago; Baldasano, José M. (European Geosciences Union (EGU), 2016-07-15)
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      The main aim of the present study is to describe the vertical structure of the intense Mediterranean dust outbreaks, based on the use of satellite and surface-based retrievals/measurements. Strong and extreme desert dust ...
    • Mineral dust cycle in the Multiscale Online Nonhydrostatic AtmospheRe CHemistry model (MONARCH) version 2.0 

      Klose, Martina; Jorba Casellas, Oriol; Gonçalves Ageitos, María; Escribano Alisio, Jeronimo; Dawson, Matthew; Obiso, Vicenzo; di Tomaso, Enza; Basart, Sara; Montané Pinto, Gilbert; Macchia, Francesca; Ginoux, Paul; Guerschman, Juan; Prigent, Catherine; Huang, Yue; Kok, Jasper; Miller, Ron L.; Pérez García-Pando, Carlos (2021-10-25)
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      We present the dust module in the Multiscale Online Non-hydrostatic AtmospheRe CHemistry model (MONARCH) version 2.0, a chemical weather prediction system that can be used for regional and global modeling at a range of ...
    • Numerical Simulation of Tehran Dust Storm on 2 June 2014: A Case Study of Agricultural Abandoned Lands as Emission Sources 

      Vukovic Vimic, Ana; Cvetkovic, Bojan; Giannaros, Theodore; Shahbazi, Reza; Sehat Kashani, Saviz; Basart, Sara (MDPI, 2021)
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      On 2 June 2014, at about 13 UTC, a dust storm arrived in Tehran as a severe hazard that caused injures, deaths, failures in power supply, and traffic disruption. Such an extreme event is not considered as common for the ...
    • Preliminary characterization of columnar aerosol properties (AOD-AE) at the saharan tamanrasset (Algeria) station 

      Baldasano Recio, José María; Goloub, P.; Blarel, L.; Guirado, C.; Cuevas, Emilio; Cachorro, V.; Mimouni, M.; Zeudmi, L.; Toledano, C.; Alonso Perez, Silvia; Basart, Sara (2011)
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