Overview paper published

The early online release of the SALTRACE overview paper is now available via the BAMS journal homepage.
Dec 2016

New publications

Check out recent SALTRACE publications on out Publications page.
Jul 2016

New publications

Check out recent SALTRACE publications on out Publications page.
Jul 2016


Session MF09 - Atmospheric Transport and Modification of Mineral Dust. See DUST2016 Website for details.
11 Mar 2016

4th SALTRACE Workshop

Our 4th workshop was be held at DLR (Oberpfaffenhofen) from Nov 30 to Dec 1, 2015.
1 Dec 2015

Special Issue

We are pleased to inform you that AMT and ACP have approved our proposal for a joint Inter-Journal Special Issue about SALTRACE. As of today, manuscripts can be submitted by using the online registration forms on the ACP and AMT websites. The SALTRACE Special Issue is open until 28 February 2017. 16 Feb 2015


Please note the session at the EGU General Assembly 2015 in Vienna Intercontinental transport of mineral dust across the Atlantic Ocean where various groups will present first data and results from SALTRACE.19 Jan 2015

3rd SALTRACE workshop

The 3rd SALTRACE data workshop was held on Feb 24 and 25, 2015 at the LMU in Munich. 25 Feb 2015

2nd SALTRACE workshop

Our second SALTRACE workshop was held in Leipzig from May 27 to 28th to exchange first results of the SALTRACE data analysis between the different groups. 30 May 2014

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Many publications using SALTRACE data will be collected in the inter-journal special issue of ACP and AMT for SALTRACE. Below is a list of all SALTRACE-related publications including Bachelor, Masters and PhD thesis projects.



  • Weinzierl, B., A. Ansmann, J. M. Prospero, D. Althausen, N. Benker, F. Chouza, M. Dollner, D. Farrell, W. K. Fomba, V. Freudenthaler, J. Gasteiger, S. Groß, M. Haarig, B. Heinold, K. Kandler, T. B. Kristensen, O. L. Mayol-Bracero, T. Müller, O. Reitebuch, D. Sauer, A. Schäfler, K. Schepanski, A. Spanu, I. Tegen, C. Toledano, and A. Walser (2017), The Saharan Aerosol Long-range Transport and Aerosol-Cloud-Interaction Experiment (SALTRACE): overview and selected highlights, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (early online release), DOI: 10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00142.1
  • Gasteiger, J., Silke Groß, D. Sauer, M. Haarig, A. Ansmann, and B. Weinzierl (2017), Particle settling and convective mixing in the Saharan Air Layer as seen from an integrated model, lidar, and in-situ perspective, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 297-311, DOI:10.5194/acp-17-297-2017


  • Chouza, F., O. Reitebuch, A. Benedetti, and B. Weinzierl (2016), Saharan dust long-range transport across the Atlantic studied by an airborne Doppler lidar and the MACC model, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 11581-11600, DOI:10.5194/acp-16-11581-2016
  • van der Does, M., L. F. Korte, Ch. I. Munday, G.-J. A. Brummer, and J.-B. W. Stuut (2016), Particle size traces modern Saharan dust transport and deposition across the equatorial North Atlantic, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., DOI:10.5194/acp-2016-344
  • Groß, S., J. Gasteiger, V. Freudenthaler, T. Müller, D. Sauer, C. Toledano, and A. Ansmann (2016), Saharan dust contribution to the Caribbean summertime boundary layer – A lidar study during SALTRACE, Atmos. Chem. Phys.,16, 11535-11546, DOI:10.5194/acp-16-11535-2016
  • Wex, H., K. Dieckmann, G. C. Roberts, T. Conrath, M. A. Izaguirre, S. Hartmann, P. Herenz, M. Schäfer, F. Ditas, T. Schmeissner, S. Henning, B. Wehner, H. Siebert, and F. Stratmann (2016), Aerosol arriving on the Caribbean island of Barbados: Physical properties and origin, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., DOI:10.5194/acp-2016-244
  • Kristensen, T. B., T. Müller, K. Kandler, N. Benker, M. Hartmann, J. M. Prospero, A. Wiedensohler, and F. Stratmann (2016), Properties of cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) in the trade wind marine boundary layer of the western North Atlantic, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16(4), 2675-2688, DOI:10.5194/acp-16-2675-2016.
  • Jähn, M., D. Muñoz-Esparza, F. Chouza, O. Reitebuch, O. Knoth, M. Haarig, and A. Ansmann (2016), Investigations of boundary layer structure, cloud characteristics and vertical mixing of aerosols at Barbados with large eddy simulations, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16(2), 651-674, DOI:10.5194/acp-16-651-2016
  • Chouza, F., O. Reitebuch, M. Jähn, S. Rahm, and B. Weinzierl (2016), Vertical wind retrieved by airborne lidar and analysis of island induced gravity waves in combination with numerical models and in-situ particle measurements, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 4675-4692, DOI:10.5194/acp-16-4675-2016


  • Groß, S., V. Freudenthaler, K. Schepanski, C. Toledano, A. Schäfler, A. Ansmann, and B. Weinzierl (2015), Optical properties of long-range transported Saharan dust over Barbados as measured by dual-wavelength depolarization Raman lidar measurements, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15(19), 11067-11080, DOI:10.5194/acp-15-11067-2015
  • Chouza, F., O. Reitebuch, S. Groß, S. Rahm, V. Freudenthaler, C. Toledano, and B. Weinzierl (2015), Retrieval of aerosol backscatter and extinction from airborne coherent Doppler wind lidar measurements, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8(7), 2909-2926, DOI:10.5194/amt-8-2909-2015


  • Kanitz, T., R. Engelmann, B. Heinold, H. Baars, A. Skupin, and A. Ansmann (2014), Tracking the Saharan Air Layer with shipborne lidar across the tropical Atlantic, Geophysi. Res. Lett., 41(3), 1044-1050, DOI:10.1002/2013gl058780

Thesis work

  • Kujukovic, M. (2016): Characterization of particle losses in sampling lines for the SALTRACE airborne aerosol instrumentation, Bachelor Thesis, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • Dollner, M. (2015): Vertical distribution of CCN properties in the Caribbean during SALTRACE, Master Thesis, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • Dollner, M. (2013): Setup and characterization of a cloud condensation nuclei counter for airborne measurements, Bachelor Thesis, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München