Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
Data description paper
21 Jun 2022
Data description paper |  | 21 Jun 2022

The MONARCH high-resolution reanalysis of desert dust aerosol over Northern Africa, the Middle East and Europe (2007–2016)

Enza Di Tomaso, Jerónimo Escribano, Sara Basart, Paul Ginoux, Francesca Macchia, Francesca Barnaba, Francesco Benincasa, Pierre-Antoine Bretonnière, Arnau Buñuel, Miguel Castrillo, Emilio Cuevas, Paola Formenti, María Gonçalves, Oriol Jorba, Martina Klose, Lucia Mona, Gilbert Montané Pinto, Michail Mytilinaios, Vincenzo Obiso, Miriam Olid, Nick Schutgens, Athanasios Votsis, Ernest Werner, and Carlos Pérez García-Pando


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on essd-2021-358', Anonymous Referee #1, 26 Nov 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on essd-2021-358', Julie Letertre-Danczak, 24 Feb 2022
  • AC1: 'Comment on essd-2021-358', Enza Di Tomaso, 09 Apr 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Enza Di Tomaso on behalf of the Authors (09 Apr 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (12 Apr 2022) by Nellie Elguindi
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (21 Apr 2022)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (11 May 2022) by Nellie Elguindi
AR by Enza Di Tomaso on behalf of the Authors (15 May 2022)  Manuscript 
Short summary
MONARCH reanalysis of desert dust aerosols extends the existing observation-based information for mineral dust monitoring by providing 3-hourly upper-air, surface and total column key geophysical variables of the dust cycle over Northern Africa, the Middle East and Europe, at a 0.1° horizontal resolution in a rotated grid, from 2007 to 2016. This work provides evidence of the high accuracy of this data set and its suitability for air quality and health and climate service applications.
Final-revised paper