Dataset Edition

General information
Dataset nameDust_model_intercomparison_MESO-NH
Created on2013-11-06
Useful in the framework ofChArMEx > TRAQA
ChArMEx > TT6 Modelling > Dust summer 2012
Dataset Contact(s)
Data access Dataset as provided by the Principal Investigator


Model information
Parameter 1
Parameter nameSurface Winds
Parameter keywordAtmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds
Unitmetre per second - m/s
Parameter 2
Parameter nameDust concentration
Parameter keywordAtmosphere > Aerosols
Unitmicrogram per cubic metre - µg/m3
Parameter 3
Parameter nameAerosol Optical Depth/Thickness
Parameter keywordAtmosphere > Aerosols > Aerosol Optical Depth/Thickness
Unitno unit
Parameter 4
Parameter nameAerosol Extinction
Parameter keywordAtmosphere > Aerosols > Aerosol Extinction
Unitper kilometre - km-1
Parameter 5
Parameter nameSurface Air Temperature
Parameter keywordAtmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Air Temperature
UnitKelvin - K
Parameter 6
Parameter nameHumidity
Parameter keywordAtmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Humidity
Unitpercent - %
Parameter 7
Parameter nameAccumulated dust flux
Parameter keywordAtmosphere > Aerosols
Unitkilogram per square metre - kg/m2
Parameter 8
Parameter nameDust burden
Parameter keywordAtmosphere > Aerosols
Unitgram per square metre - g/m2
Temporal Coverage
Date begin2012-06-01Date end2012-08-31
Geographic Coverage
Area nameEuropean/Northern Africa Area
West bounding coordinate (°)-40East bounding coordinate (°)34
North bounding coordinate (°)59South bounding coordinate (°)10
Altitude min0.5Altitude max12
Data resolution
Temporal resolution0000-00-00 03:00:00
Latitude resolution0.25°
Longitude resolution0.25°
Vertical resolution0.5- 1 km
Grid type
Original Grid typeLambert conformal projection 40°N, 8°E, 15-km horizontal grid mesh, 60-600 m vertical gird mesh up to 22 km
Grid processingPorjected onto a 0.25° lat-lon regular grid and 0.5-1 km vertical grid
Data use information
Use constraintsPermission is granted to use these data and images in research and publications when accompanied by the following statement : «All measurement presented here are from the Chemistry-Aerosol Mediterranean Experiment project(ChArMEx ,, which is the atmospheric component of the French multidisplinary program MISTRALS (Mediterranean Integrated Studies aT Regional And Local Scales). ChArMEx-France was principally funded by INSU, ADEME, ANR, CNES, CTC (Corsica region), EU/FEDER, Météo-France, and CEA. The aircraft were operated by SAFIRE.»
TRAQA was funded by ADEME/PRIMEQUAL and MISTRALS/ChArMEx programmes and Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées.
Data policyChArMEx data and publication policy
DatabaseChArMEx database, France
Data format(s)NetCDF