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Kokkalis et al. 2012

Kokkalis, P., R.E. Mamouri, M. Todua, G.G. Didebulidze, A. Papayannis, V. Amiridis, S. Basart, C. Pérez, and J.M. Baldasano, 2012: Ground-, satellite- and simulation-based analysis of a strong dust event over Abastumani, Georgia, during May 2009. Int. J. Remote Sens., 33, 4886-4901, doi:10.1080/01431161.2011.644593.

A strong dust event over Abastumani, Georgia, during May 2009 was studied using light detection and ranging (lidar), satellite and sun photometric measurements. High aerosol optical depth (AOD) values (0.45-0.57) at 500 nm were measured over the closest Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET) site (Erdemli, Turkey), whereas over Georgia, the AOD measured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) was about 0.9 at 550 nm. The AERONET data analysis showed a mean aerosol effective radius of about 2.5 µm, whereas the mean value of the Ångström exponent (α) (wavelength pair 440/870 nm) was smaller than 1, indicating the dominance of large aerosols. The aerosol lidar over Abastumani showed the existence of a strong particle load from the near ground up to a height of 3.5 km. The BSC-DREAM8b forecast model showed that the dust aerosols travelled from the Saharan and the Arabic deserts to the studied area, even reaching southern Russia, covering a total distance of about 5500 km, in the height region from about 2 to 11.5 km.

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@article{ko06400f,
  author={Kokkalis, P. and Mamouri, R. E. and Todua, M. and Didebulidze, G. G. and Papayannis, A. and Amiridis, V. and Basart, S. and Pérez, C. and Baldasano, J. M.},
  title={Ground-, satellite- and simulation-based analysis of a strong dust event over Abastumani, Georgia, during May 2009},
  year={2012},
  journal={Int. J. Remote Sens.},
  volume={33},
  pages={4886--4901},
  doi={10.1080/01431161.2011.644593},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - ko06400f
AU  - Kokkalis, P.
AU  - Mamouri, R. E.
AU  - Todua, M.
AU  - Didebulidze, G. G.
AU  - Papayannis, A.
AU  - Amiridis, V.
AU  - Basart, S.
AU  - Pérez, C.
AU  - Baldasano, J. M.
PY  - 2012
TI  - Ground-, satellite- and simulation-based analysis of a strong dust event over Abastumani, Georgia, during May 2009
JA  - Int. J. Remote Sens.
VL  - 33
SP  - 4886
EP  - 4901
DO  - 10.1080/01431161.2011.644593
ER  -

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