Diana Francis

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ORCID-ID: 0000-0002-7587-0006
Twitter: @drdianafrancis


PhD Defense presentation  PhD Thesis Manuscript


Peer re-viewed journal publications:


Francis D., C. Eayrs, J-P. Chaboureau, T. Mote, D. Holland (2018), Polar jet associated circulation triggered a Saharan cyclone and derived the poleward transport of the African dust generated by the cyclone, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, DOI:10.1029/2018JD029095.



Bou Karam Francis D., C. Flamant, J.-P. Chaboureau, J. Banks, J. Cuesta, H. Brindley, L. Oolman, 2016: Dust emission and transport over Iraq associated with the summer Shamal winds, Aeolian Research, Volume 24, February 2017, Pages 15-31, ISSN 1875-9637.



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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.