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    • Analysis of long-range transport of aerosols for Portugal using 3D Chemical Transport Model and satellite measurements 

      Tchepel, Oxana; Ferreira, Joaquim; Fernandes, A.P.; Basart Alpuente, Sara; Baldasano Recio, José María; Borrego, Carlos (2013-01-01)
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      The objective of this work is to assess the contribution of long-range transport of mineral dust from North Africa to the air pollution levels in Portugal based on a combination of a modelling approach and satellite ...
    • Application of a synergetic lidar and sunphotometer algorithm for the characterization of a dust event over Athens, Greece 

      Tsekeri, A.; Amiridis, Vassilis; Kokkalis, P; Basart Alpuente, Sara; Chaikovsky, Anatoli; Dubovik, O; Mamouri, R.E.; Papayannis, Alexander; Baldasano Recio, José María (2013-11-18)
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      We present first retrievals of the Lidar-Radiometer Inversion Code (LIRIC), applied on combined lidar and sunphotometer data during a Saharan dust episode over Athens, Greece, on July 20, 2011. A full lidar dataset in terms ...
    • Desert dust characterization in Northern Africa, Middle East and Europe through regional dust modelling, and satellite-borne and ground-based observations 

      Basart Alpuente, Sara (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2012-01-30)
      Doctoral thesis
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      The impact of mineral dust upon climate, ecosystems and air quality represents a major scientific and societal issue. The aim goals of the present Ph.D. Thesis are to evaluate the behaviour and to improve the forecasting ...
    • EARLINET dust observations vs. BSC-DREAM8b modeled profiles: 12-year-long systematic comparison at Potenza, Italy 

      Mona, L; Papagiannopoulos, N.; Basart Alpuente, Sara; Baldasano Recio, José María; Binietoglou, I; Cornacchia, C; Pappalardo, Gelsomina (2014-01-01)
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      In this paper, we report the first systematic comparison of 12-year modeled dust extinction profiles vs. Raman lidar measurements. We use the BSC-DREAM8b model, one of the most widely used dust regional models in the ...
    • High-resolution dust modelling over complex terrains in West Asia 

      Basart Alpuente, Sara; Vendrell Miguel, Lluis; Baldasano Recio, José María (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, ...
    • Optimizing CALIPSO saharan dust retrievals 

      Amiridis, Vassilis; Wandinger, Ulla; Marinou, E.; Giannakaki, E.; Tsekeri, A.; Basart Alpuente, Sara; Kazadzis, Stylianos; Gkikas, A.; Taylor, M.; Baldasano Recio, José María; Ansmann, Albert (2013-12-13)
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      We demonstrate improvements in CALIPSO (Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations) dust extinction retrievals over northern Africa and Europe when corrections are applied regarding the Saharan dust ...
    • Profiling of aerosol microphysical properties at several EARLINET/AERONET sites during the July 2012 ChArMEx/EMEP campaign 

      Granados Muñoz, María José; Navas Guzmán, Francisco; Guerrero Rascado, Juan Luis; Bravo Aranda, Juan Antonio; Binietoglou, Ioannis; Nepomuceno Pereira, Sergio; Basart Alpuente, Sara; Baldasano Recio, José María; Belegante, Livio; Chaikovsky, Anatoli; Comerón Tejero, Adolfo; D'Amico, Giuseppe; Muñoz Porcar, Constantino; Rodríguez, Alejandro; Sicard, Michaël; Nickovic, Slobodan; Papayannis, Alexander; Pappalardo, Gelsomina; Wandinger, Ulla; Alados Arboledas, Lucas (European Geosciences Union, 2016-06-09)
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      The simultaneous analysis of aerosol microphysical properties profiles at different European stations is made in the framework of the ChArMEx/EMEP 2012 field campaign (9-11 July 2012). During and in support of this campaign, ...
    • Saharan dust deposition may affect phytoplankton growth in the mediterranean sea at ecological time scales 

      Gallisai, Rachele; Peters, Francesc; Volpe, Gianluca; Basart Alpuente, Sara; Baldasano Recio, José María (2014-10-21)
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      The surface waters of the Mediterranean Sea are extremely poor in the nutrients necessary for plankton growth. At the same time, the Mediterranean Sea borders with the largest and most active desert areas in the world and ...
    • Saharan dust events in the dust belt -Canary Islands- and the observed association with in-hospital mortality of patients with heart failure 

      Dominguez-Rodriguez, Alberto; Baez-Ferrer, Néstor; Rodríguez, Sergio; Avanzas, Pablo; Abreu-Gonzalez, Pedro; Terradellas, Enric; Cuevas, Emilio; Basart Alpuente, Sara; Werner, Ernest (MDPI, 2020-01-30)
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      Recent studies have found increases in the cardiovascular mortality rates during poor air quality events due to outbreaks of desert dust. In Tenerife, we collected (2014–2017) data in 829 patients admitted with a heart ...
    • Seasonal patterns of Saharan dust over Cape Verde : a combined approach using observations and modelling 

      Gama, Carla; Tchepel, Oxana; Baldasano Recio, José María; Basart Alpuente, Sara; Ferreira, Joana; Pio, Casimiro; Cardoso, Joao; Borrego, Carlos (2015-01-01)
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      A Characterisation of the dust transported from North Africa deserts to the Cape Verde Islands, including particle size distribution, concentrations and optical properties, for a complete annual cycle (the year 2011), is ...