Diana Karam Francis

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Peer re-viewed journal publications:

2014

Bou Karam D., E. Williams, M. Janiga, C. Flamant, M. MacGraw-Herdeg, J. Cuesta, A. Auby, C. Thorncroft, 2014: Synoptic-scale dust emissions over the Sahara desert initiated by a moist convective cold pool in early August 2006, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, DOI: 10.1002/qj2326.

2013

Kravitz B., K. Caldeira, O. Boucher, A.Robock, P.J. Rasch, K. Alterskjær, D.Bou Karam et al., 2013: Climate model response from the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP), Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres, VOL. 118, 1–13, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50646, 2013.

Tilmes S., J. Fasullo, J.-F.Lamarque, D. Marsh, M. Mills, K. Alterskjær, O. Boucher, J. N. S. Cole, C. Curry, J. Haywood, P. Irvine, D. Ji, A. Jones, D. Bou Karam et al. 2013: The Hydrological Impact of Geoengineering in the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP), Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres, VOL. 118, 1–13, doi:10.1029, 2013.

2012

Kok J., E.J.R. Parteli, T.I. Michaels and D. Bou Karam (2012, Solicited): The physics of wind-blown sand and dust, Rep. Prog. Phys. doi:10.1088/0034-4885/75/10/106901.

Schmidt H., K. Alterskjær, D. Bou Karam, O. Boucher, A. Jones, J. E. Kristjánsson, U. Niemeier, M. Schulz, A. Aaheim, F. Benduhn, M. Lawrence and C. Timmreck (2012): Solar irradiance reduction to counteract radiative forcing from a quadrupling of CO2: climate responses simulated by four earth system models, Earth Sys. Dyn. doi:10.5194/esd-3-63-2012.

2010

Bou Karam D., C. Flamant, J. Cuesta, J. Pelon, E. Williams (2010): Dust emission and transport associated with a Saharan depression: The February 2007 case, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2009JD012390.

2009

Bou Karam D., C. Flamant, P. Tulet, M. C. Todd, J. Pelon and E. Williams (2009a): Dry cyclogenesis and dust mobilization in the Inter Tropical Discontinuity of the West African Monsoon: a case study, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D05115, doi:10.1029/2008JD010952.

Bou Karam D., C. Flamant, P. Tulet, J-P. Chaboureau, A. Dabas, M. C. Todd (2009b): Estimate of Sahelian dust emissions in the Intertropical discontinuity region of the West African Monsoon ,J. Geophys. Res., 114, D13106, doi:10.1029/2008JD011444.

Pospichal B., D. Bou Karam, S. Crewell, C. Flamant A. Hünerbein, O. Bock, F. Saïd (2009): Diurnal cycle of the inter-tropical discontinuity over West Africa analysed by remote sensing and mesoscale modelling,Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc. DOI: 10.1002/qj. 435.

2008

Bou Karam D., C. Flamant, P. Knippertz, O. Reitebuch, J. Pelon, M. Chong, A. Dabas (2008): Dust emissions over the Sahel associated with the West African Monsoon inter-tropical discontinuity region: a representative case study, Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc. 134: 621–634.

Bou Karam D., C. Flamant, P. Knippertz, O. Reitebuch, M. Chong, A. Dabas, J. Pelon (2008): A newly identified mechanism for dust emissions over the Sahel associated with the West African Monsoon inter-tropical discontinuity, 24th International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC), 23-27 June 2008, Boulder, Colorado, USA.

Todd M.C., D. Bou Karam, C. Cavazos, C. Bouet, B. Heinold, G. Cautenet, P. Tulet, C. Perez, I. Tegen, and R. Washington (2008): Quantifying uncertainty in estimates of mineral dust flux: an inter-comparison of model performance over the Bodélé Depression, Northern Chad, J. Geophys. Res., 113, D24107, 2008, doi:10.1029/2008JD010476.

Pelon, J., M. Mallet, A. Mariscal, P. Goloub, D. Tanré, D. Bou Karam, C. Flamant, J. Haywood, B. Pospichal, S. Victori (2008): Characterisation of biomass burning aerosol from microlidar observations at Djougou (Benin) during AMMA-SOP0/DABEX,J. Geophys. Res., 113, D00C18, doi:10.1029/2008JD009976.

International Meetings

2010


Schwendike J., D. Bou Karam, S. Crumeyrolle, C. Flamant, S.C. Jones, M. Schmidberger, F. Solmon, T. Stanelle, B. Voge, H. Vogel (2010): Mineral dust transport over West Africa in 2006, AMS 29th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, 10–14 May 2010, Tucson, Arizona, USA.


Bou Karam D., C. Flamant, A. Evan, J. Cuesta and E. Williams (2010): The radiative impact of airborne dust on the Saharan cyclone on February 2007, European Geosciences Union, General Assembly, 1-7 May 2010, Vienna, Austria.


Bou Karam D., E. Williams, M. McGraw-Herdeg, M. Janiga, J. Cuesta, C. Flamant and C. Thorncroft (2010): Dusty gust fronts at synoptic scale, initiated and maintained by moist convection over the Sahara desert, European Geosciences Union, General Assembly, 1-7 May 2010, Vienna,  Austria.


Williams E., M. Donovan, Z. J. Luo, C. Kessinger, C. Huaqing, N. Rehak, D. Megenhardt, M. Steiner, D. Bou Karam (2010): Diameters of Cumulonimbi over Land and Ocean and Their Dependence on Cloud Base Height, AMS annual meeting, 17-20 January 2010, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.


Bou Karam D., C. Flamant, P. Tulet (2010): Estimate of dust emissions in the intertropical discontinuity region of the West African Monsoon, AMS annual meeting, 17-20 January 2010, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.


Bou Karam D., C. Flamant, A. Evan, J. Cuesta and E. Williams (2010): The radiative impact of airborne dust on the Saharan cyclone on February 2007, AMS annual meeting, 17-20 January 2010, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.


Bou Karam D., E. Williams, M. McGraw-Herdeg, M. Janiga, J. Cuesta, C. Flamant and C. Thorncroft (2010): Dusty gust fronts at synoptic scale, initiated and maintained by moist convection over the Sahara desert, AMS annual meeting, 17-20 January 2010, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.



2009



Bou Karam D., E. Williams, M. McGraw-Herdeg, M. Janiga, J. Cuesta, C. Flamant and C. Thorncroft (2009): Dusty gust fronts at synoptic scale, initiated and maintained by moist convection over the Sahara desert, AGU Fall meeting, 14-18 Dec 2009, San Francisco, California, USA.


Bou Karam D., C. Flamant, J. Cuesta, J. Pelon, E. Williams (2009): CALIPSO observations on dust emission and transport associated with Saharan depressions: The February 2007 case, CALIPSO/CloudSat Science Workshop, 27-31 July 2009, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.


Bou Karam D., E. Williams, M. McGraw-Herdeg, M. Janiga, J. Cuesta, C. Flamant and C. Thorncroft (2009): Dusty gust fronts at synoptic scale, initiated and maintained by moist convection over the Sahara desert, CALIPSO/CloudSat Science Workshop, 27-31 July 2009, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.


Bou Karam D., C. Flamant, P. Tulet, J. Pelon (2009): Dust emissions and transport in the intertropical discontinuity region of the west African Monsoon, 3rdInternational AMMA Conference, 20-24 July 2009, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.


Bou Karam D., C. Flamant, P. Tulet, J-P. Chaboureau M. Chong and E. Williams (2009): Dry cyclogenesis in the intertropical discontinuity region of the west African Monsoon, European Geosciences Union, General Assembly, 19-24 April 2009, Vienna, Austria.


Bou Karam D., C. Flamant, J. Pelon (2009): CALIPSO observations on the dynamic of dust plumes in the intertropical discontinuity region of West Africa, European Geosciences Union, General Assembly, 19-24 April 2009, Vienna, Austria.


2008


Bou Karam D., C. Flamant, P. Tulet, J-P. Chaboureau (2008): Mesoscale modelling of dust emissions over the Sahel associated with the West African Monsoon intertropical discontinuity, Atelier de Modélisation de l’Atmosphère, Météo France, 22-24 January 2008, Toulouse, France.


Bou Karam D., C. Flamant, J. Pelon, J. Cuesta (2008): CALIPSO observations and mesoscale modelling on dust emissions and transport over the Sahel associated with the West African Monsoon Inter Tropical Discontinuity CALIPSO Science Team meeting, Centre National des Etudes Spatiales (CNES), 11-14 Mars 2008, Paris, France.


Bou Karam D., C. Flamant, P. Knippertz, P. Tulet (2008): A newly identified mechanism for dust emissions over the Sahel associated with the West African Monsoon inter-tropical discontinuity region European Geosciences Union, General Assembly, 14-18 April 2008, Vienna, Austria.


Bou Karam D., C. Flamant, J. Pelon, J-P. Chaboureau (2008): CALIPSO observations and mesoscale modelling on dust emissions and transport over the Sahel associated with the West African Monsoon Intertropical discontinuity, European Geosciences Union, General Assembly, 14-18 April 2008, Vienna, Austria.


Pospichal B., D. Bou Karam, S. Crewell, C. Flamant (2008): Diurnal cycle of the ITD before the onset of the WAM over Benin: ground-based measurements and mesoscale modelling, European Geosciences Union, General Assembly, 14-18 April 2008, Vienna, Austria.


Bou Karam D., C. Flamant, P. Knippertz, O. Reitebuch, M. Chong, A. Dabas, J. Pelon (2008): A newly identified mechanism for dust emissions over the Sahel associated with the West African Monsoon inter-tropical discontinuity, 24th International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC), 23-27 June 2008, Boulder, Colorado, USA.


2007


Bou Karam D., C. Flamant, P. Tulet, J-P. Chaboureau (2007): Numerical modelling of Saharan dust impact on the atmospheric dynamics in the Bodélé depression,European Geosciences Union, General Assembly, 16-20 April 2007, Vienna, Austria.


Bou Karam D., C. Flamant, P. Tulet, J-P. Chaboureau (2007): Saharan dust lofting by Harmattan and monsoon flows convergence: Numerical Modelling and Lidar observations, European Geosciences Union, General Assembly, 16-20 April 2007, Vienna, Austria.


Bou Karam D., C. Flamant, J. Pelon, J-P. Chaboureau, P. Tulet (2007): Saharan dust uptakes associated with the inter-tropical discontinuity dynamics: CALIPSO observations and numerical modelling, CALIPSO Science Team meeting, June 2007, San Francisco, California, USA.



Bou Karam D., C. Flamant, J. Pelon, J-P. Chaboureau, P. Tulet (2007): Saharan dust uptakes associated with the inter-tropical discontinuity dynamics: CALIPSO observations and numerical modelling, Symposium de Lille, 22-26 October 2007, Lille, France.


Bou Karam D., C. Flamant, P. Tulet, P. Knippertz (2007): Saharan dust uptakes associated with the inter-tropical discontinuity dynamics: Airborne Lidar observations and numerical modelling, African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses ( AMMA) 2nd International Conference, 26-30 November 2007, Karlsruhe, Germany.



Bou Karam D., C. Flamant, P. Tulet, J-P. Chaboureau, P. Knippertz (2007): Dust emissions over the Sahel associated with the West African Monsoon density current behavior in the inter-tropical discontinuity region, American Geophysical Union, 10-14 December 2007, San Francisco, California, USA.