A newly identified mechanism for dust emission over West Africa

Bou Karam, D., C. Flamant, P. Knippertz, O. Reitebuch, J. Pelon, M. Chong, A. Dabas (2008): Dust emissions over the Sahel associated with the West African Monsoon inter-tropical discontinuity region: a representative case study, Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc. 134: 621–634. Published online in Wiley InterScience (www.interscience.wiley.com) DOI: 10.1002/qj.244 Abstract: […]

ITD Diurnal Cycle

B. Pospichal, D. Bou Karam , S. Crewell, C. Flamant, A. Hünerbein, O. Bock, F. Saïd (2009): Diurnal cycle of the inter-tropical discontinuity over West Africa analysed by remote sensing and mesoscale modelling, submitted to QJRMS. Abstract   The diurnal cycle of the Inter-tropical discontinuity (ITD), i.e. the interface at […]

Biomass burning aerosol characterisctics over Benin

Pelon,  J., M. Mallet, A. Mariscal, P. Goloub, D. Tanré, D. Bou Karam, C. Flamant, J. Haywood, B. Pospichal, S. Victori: “Characterisation of biomass burning aerosol from microlidar observations at Djougou (Benin) during AMMA-SOP0/DABEX”, J. Geophys. Res., 113, D00C18,  doi:10.1029/2008JD009976.  Abstract: Microlidar observations performed at the Djougou-Nangatchori site in northern […]

Main goal

I’m interested in evaluating the radiative impact of aerosol dust on atmospheric dynamics which is an important component of the climate system but is still poorly quantified. To reach my goals, I use an observations-modelling coupled aproach. In term of modelling my mean is the regional atmospheric model MesoNH coupled […]