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dc.contributor.authorReid, J.S.
dc.contributor.authorWestphal, Douglas L.
dc.contributor.authorJonsson, H.H.
dc.contributor.authorEleuterio, Daniel P.
dc.contributor.authorKinney, James E.
dc.contributor.authorLivingston, John M.
dc.contributor.authorSavoie, Dennis L.
dc.contributor.authorMaring, Hal B.
dc.date2002
dc.dateAs part of Puerto Rico Dust Experiment (PRIDE), a Piper Navajo research aircraft, equipped with particle probes and an airborne Sun photometer, was deployed to Puerto Rico in July 2000. During the study, mid-visible optical depths in Puerto Rico due to dust reached 0.5. In the middle of the summer transport season, the vertical distributions of dust were similar to that commonly assumed in the region with dust concentrated in the Saharan Air Layer (SAL) aloft. However, during the first half of the study period, dust had the highest concentrations in the marine and convective boundary layers, with lower dust concentrations above the trade inversion despite the presence of a strong SAL. Supporting meteorology suggests that the state of the monsoon on the coast of Africa influences the nature of the vertical distribution of dust in the Caribbean.
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-11T23:18:34Z
dc.date.available2014-06-11T23:18:34Z
dc.date.issued2002
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/42234
dc.descriptionGeophysical Research Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 7, 55-1 - 55-4.en_US
dc.descriptionThe article of record as published may be located at http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2001GL014092en_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleDust vertical distribution in the Caribbean during the Puerto Rico dust experimenten_US
dc.contributor.departmentCenter for Interdisciplinary Remotely Piloted Aircraft Studies (CIRPAS)


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