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We analyzed the synoptic pattern related to a massive entry of Saharan dust into the Canary Islands in 2000. To do this, we show the synoptic maps at low, medium and high levels over the Canary Archipelago. We also characterized the vertical profile by analyzing the closest available radiosounding.

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This work shows that not every time there are Saharan dust episodes there are Saharian Air Layer (SAL) intrusions.

Dr. Luis C Cana
Instituto de Oceanografía y Cambio Global (IOCAG, ULPGC)

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This page is a summary of: The Saharan dust episode of 26 February 2000 over the Canary archipelago: A synoptic overview, Weather, October 2002, Wiley, DOI: 10.1256/wea.275.01.
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