Properties of Sharav (Khamsin) dust: comparison of optical and direct sampling data.

Z. Levin, J. H. Joseph, Y. Mekler

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Abstract

Simultaneous measurements of optical depth and size distribution in a dust storm are presented. During the passage of the front itself, high aerosol concentrations with a sharp peak in radium at c. 1 micrometre were observed. We have observed that a simple power law for the size distribution, in the range r more than 0.15 micrometre, is a reasonable approximation only during clear and calm conditions with small optical depth. During the dust storm itself, the deviations from a power law are large as shown by both direct in situ and optical observations. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)882-891
Number of pages10
JournalJournals of the Atmospheric Sciences
Volume37
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1980

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