Characterization of PMx Data Belonging to the Desert-Dust-Inventory Based on AOD-Alpha RIMA-AERONET Data at Palencia-Autilla Stations

  1. V.E. Cachorro
  2. M.A. Burgos
  3. Y. Bennouna
  4. C. Toledano
  5. B. Torres
  6. D. Mateos
  7. A. Marcos
  8. A.M. de Frutos
2nd Iberian Meeting on Aerosol Science and Technology: Proceedings Book RICTA 2014
  1. Jordi Grifoll (coord.)
  2. Joan Rosell-Llompart (coord.)

Publisher: Publicacions URV ; Universitat Rovira i Virgili

ISBN: 978-84-695-9978-5

Year of publication: 2014

Pages: 189

Congress: Iberian Meeting on Aerosol Science and Technology (2. 2014. Tarragona)

Type: Conference paper


The study and characterization of the main features of PMx data recorded in the inventory of desert dust intrusions over northern-central Spain during the period 2003–2012 was carried out. The inventory was developed by taking the AOD-alpha data from sun-photometers measurements at the stations of Palencia and Autilla del Pino (province of Palencia) belonging to the RIMA-AERONET network. The detection and characterization of the desert dust episodes was based on a manual inspection of AOD-Alpha instantaneous data, although complementary information such as air masses back trajectories, MODIS images and synoptic weather maps was used.