A website dedicated to field observations of mineral dust properties
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By field campaign
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The Dust Attack (Dust Aging and transport from Africa to the Carribean) project, funded by Partner University Fund, aims to improve our knowledge on the evolution of mineral dust properties during atmospheric transport, notably the modification of their fractional solubility in nutrients, as Fe. The strategy is to compare measurements close to African source regions and after few-days of transport in the atmosphere. In June and July 2012, measurements of mineral dust composition, size distribution, individual particle shape, morphology and soluble fraction were conducted in Puerto Rico at the Cape San Juan, a NOAA/WMO sampling station. Measurements on dust properties were also conducted in the wet deposited fraction. Five dust events were characterised during the field campaign.