By Delia Gutiérrez. Posted Juny 24, 2015

The Sahelian belt is known to be a region where atmospheric levels of suspended mineral dust are among the highest observed on Earth. In the framework of the African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis (AMMA) program, a transect of 3 ground based stations, the Sahelian Dust Transect (SDT), was deployed in order to obtain quantitative information on the mineral dust content and its variability over the Sahel. The three stations, namely Banizoumbou (Niger), Cinzana (Mali) and M’Bour (Senegal) are aligned around 14◦N along the east-westward main pathway of the Saharan and Sahelian dust towards the Atlantic Ocean (Marticorena et al., 2010).

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