Tathy Missamou's research while affiliated with Aix-Marseille Université and other places

Publications (8)

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A dense network of instruments has been deployed within harbors along the Mediterranean coast, in the Toulon Metropole area, between the Hyères islands and the Sanary Bay in the framework of the observation network HTM-NET. Each station is equipped with two piezometric sensors, the first immersed and the second emerged, which allows the calculation...
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Different configurations for the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model were evaluated to improve wind and temperature fields predictions in the Northern Sahara and the Mediterranean basin. Eight setups, associated with different combinations of the surface layer physical parameters, the land surface model, and the grid nudging parameters, we...
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The coastal aerosol represents a complex mixing between sea spray aerosols locally generated at the sea surface and a component generated by natural and/or anthropogenic sources on the nearby land. The aim of this paper is to study the atmospheric concentrations of carbonaceous compounds as measured in the coastal zone of the Northern Adriatic Sea...

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... This may explain the longer lags (54-66 h) reported at Agde. In this respect, the thermo-loggers located within semi-enclosed marinas or artificial coves (Rey et al., 2020) may not be the best proxies of intermittent wind-driven events as some may miss or underestimate the thermal responses that are best captured in the close vicinity of active cells. This also means that if up/downwelling cells are effectively co-located with the temperature monitoring location, then they should return high correlation and short lags. ...
... In addition to the determination of Ångström Absorption Exponent (AAE) [41], previous research studies showed that multi-wavelength absorption coefficients were proved to be effective for apportioning contributions from fossil fuels and biomass burning combustion sources in aerosol samples [40,42]. The determined absorption coefficients were apportioned following the methodology presented in [40,43] and as previously employed in several field campaigns at urban and rural sites [44,45]. The methodology differentiates and quantifies the contribution to the total absorption of equivalent black carbon (eBC) emitted by wood-burning (eBC WB ) and fossil fuel (eBC FF ) as well as brown carbon (BrC) due to incomplete combustion. ...
... The Noah-MP land surface model (sf_surface_physics = 4) was chosen to represent the land surface processes [43]. Four-dimensional data assimilation (FDDA) schemes based on analysis nudging (grid_fdda = 1), as described by Stauffer and Seaman [44], were utilized to account for large-scale forcing on the Mediterranean basin as recently reported by Rizza et al. [45]. This last work has also demonstrated, through the use of statistical metrics, how 10 m wind speeds and 2 m temperatures are quite sensitive to the parameterization of the surface layer, the land surface model, and the grid nudging parameters. ...
... The proper assessment of wind and temperature near the Earth's surface (over sea and ground) is very important for many applications, including human comfort, wind energy, wave modeling, coastal meteorology, cyclone forecasting, and aerosols studies. In particular, the latter topic is important for a wide range of fields, since aerosols are a key component of the atmosphere, playing a pivotal role from global to local scales in climatology [1], oceanic biogeochemical cycles [2], cloud microphysics [3], cyclone development [4], air quality [5], visibility [6], and human health [7], to cite just a few examples. ...