Saharan Aerosol Long-range Transport and Aerosol-Cloud-Interaction Experiment — SALTRACE

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The Saharan Aerosol Long-range Transport and Aerosol-Cloud-Interaction Experiment — SALTRACE — is a German initiative to investigate the long-range transport of Saharan mineral dust across the Atlantic Ocean into the Caribbean. The experiment combines ground-based and airborne in-situ and lidar measurements with meteorological data, long-term measurements, satellite remote sensing, and modeling.

 

 

SALTRACE is split into two experiments, both taking place at Barbados. One was conducted from June to July 2013, in the wet season. Another one was conducted in February 2014, the dry season.