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During July 1994, sub-micron aerosol size distributions were measured at two sites on Tenerife, Canary Islands. One station was located in the free troposphere (FT), the other in the marine boundary layer (MBL). Transport towards these two sites was strongly decoupled: the FT was first affected by dust and sulfate laden air masses advecting from North Africa, and later by clean air masses originating over the N Atlantic, whereas the MBL was always subject to the north-easterly trade wind circulation.

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Authors: RAES F, JRC Ispra (IT);VAN DINGENEN R, JRC Ispra (IT);CUEVAS E, Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia, Tenerife (ES);VAN VELTHOVEN P, Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorlogisch Instituut, De Bilt (NL);PROSPERO J M, University of Miami, Division of Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry (US)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Journal of Geophysical Research
Record Number: 199710685 / Last updated on: 1997-06-10
Original language: en
Available languages: en