Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Advances in Meteorology
Volume 2015, Article ID 247531, 12 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/247531
Research Article

Study of Aerosols’ Characteristics and Dynamics over the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Using a Multisensor Approach Combined with Ground Observations

1Department of Prep Year Physics, College of Applied and Supporting Studies, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia
2Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, Moharam Beek, Alexandria 21522, Egypt
3Schmid College of Science and Technology, Chapman University, Orange, CA 92866, USA
4Center of Excellence in Earth Systems Modeling and Observations, Chapman University, Orange, CA 92866, USA
5Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Science, Moharam Beek, Alexandria University, Alexandria 21522, Egypt
6Department of Earth Science, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia

Received 25 August 2014; Revised 28 November 2014; Accepted 9 December 2014

Academic Editor: Slobodan Nickovic

Copyright © 2015 Ashraf Farahat et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Citations to this Article [17 citations]

The following is the list of published articles that have cited the current article.

  • D. Bachour, and D. Perez-Astudillo, “Ceilometer signal performance with height in high aerosol loads,” Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 2015. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  • Aarif H. El-Mubarak, Ahmed I. Rushdi, Khalid F. Al-Mutlaq, Falah Z. Al Mdawi, Khalid Al-Hazmi, Ramil S. Dumenden, and Rex A. Pascua, “Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and trace metals in mosque’s carpet dust of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and their health risk implications,” Environmental Science and Pollution Research, vol. 23, no. 21, pp. 21273–21287, 2016. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  • Ghassan Hassan, B. S. Yilbas, Syed A. M. Said, N. Al-Aqeeli, and Asif Matin, “Chemo-Mechanical Characteristics of Mud Formed from Environmental Dust Particles in Humid Ambient Air,” Scientific Reports, vol. 6, pp. 30253, 2016. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  • Ashraf Farahat, “Air pollution in the Arabian Peninsula (Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman): causes, effects, and aerosol catego,” Arabian Journal Of Geosciences, vol. 9, no. 3, 2016. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  • Abu-Tharr Fuad, Ashraf Farahat, Hesham El-Askary, and Peter Adetokunbo, “Analysis of aerosol absorption properties and transport over North Africa and the Middle East using AERONET data,” Annales Geophysicae, vol. 34, no. 11, pp. 1031–1044, 2016. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  • Ashraf Farahat, Hesham El-Askary, and A. Umran Dogan, “Aerosols size distribution characteristics and role of precipitation during dust storm formation over Saudi Arabia,” Aerosol and Air Quality Research, vol. 16, no. 10, pp. 2523–2534, 2016. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  • S. Naseema Beegum, Imen Gherboudj, Naira Chaouch, Marouane Temimi, and Hosni Ghedira, “Simulation and analysis of synoptic scale dust storms over the Arabian Peninsula,” Atmospheric Research, 2017. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  • Md. Arfan Ali, Mazen Assiri, and Ramzah Dambul, “Seasonal aerosol optical depth (AOD) variability using satellite data and its comparison over Saudi Arabia for the period 2002–2013,” Aerosol and Air Quality Research, vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 1267–1280, 2017. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  • Mohsin Jamil Butt, Mazen Ebraheem Assiri, and Md. Arfan Ali, “Assessment of AOD variability over Saudi Arabia using MODIS Deep Blue products,” Environmental Pollution, vol. 231, pp. 143–153, 2017. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  • Majeed S. Jassim, and Gulnur Coskuner, “Assessment of spatial variations of particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) in Bahrain identified by air quality index (AQI),” Arabian Journal of Geosciences, vol. 10, no. 1, 2017. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  • K. Ravi Kumar, Raju Attada, Hari Prasad Dasari, Ramesh K. Vellore, Sabique Langdon, Yasser O. Abualnaja, and Ibrahim Hoteit, “Aerosol Optical Depth variability over the Arabian Peninsula as inferred from satellite measurements,” Atmospheric Environment, 2018. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  • Manu Mehta, Narendra Singh, and Anshumali, “Global trends of columnar and vertically distributed properties of aerosols with emphasis on dust, polluted dust and smoke - inferences from 10-year long CALIOP observations,” Remote Sensing of Environment, vol. 208, pp. 120–132, 2018. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  • Maram El-Nadry, Wenzhao Li, Hesham El-Askary, Mohamed A. Awad, and Alaa Ramadan Mostafa, “Urban Health Related Air Quality Indicators over the Middle East and North Africa Countries Using Multiple Satellites and AERONET Data,” Remote Sensing, vol. 11, no. 18, pp. 2096, 2019. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  • Md. Arfan Ali, and Mazen Assiri, “Analysis of AOD from MODIS-Merged DT–DB Products Over the Arabian Peninsula,” Earth Systems and Environment, 2019. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  • Mansour Almazroui, “A comparison study between AOD data from MODIS deep blue collections 51 and 06 and from AERONET over Saudi Arabia,” Atmospheric Research, 2019. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  • Ahmed A. Al-Taani, Yousef Nazzal, Fares M. Howari, and Ahmad Yousef, “Long-term trends in ambient fine particulate matter from 1980 to 2016 in United Arab Emirates,” Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, vol. 191, no. 3, 2019. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  • Ashraf Farahat, “Comparative analysis of MODIS, MISR, and AERONET climatology over the Middle East and North Africa,” Annales Geophysicae, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 49–64, 2019. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar