Laboratory estimate of the regional shortwave refractive index and single scattering albedo of mineral dust from major sources worldwide

Claudia Di Biagio1, Paola Formenti1, Lorenzo Caponi1,2, Mathieu Cazaunau1, Edouard Pangui1, Emilie Journet1, Sophie Nowak3, Sandrine Caquineau4, Meinrat O Andreae5, Konrad Kandler6, Thuraya Saeed7, Stuart Piketh8, Dave Seibert9, Earle Williams10, Yves Balkanski11 and Jean-Francois Doussin1, (1)Laboratoire Interuniversitaire des Systèmes Atmosphériques (LISA), CNRS UMR7583, Universités Paris-Est Créteil et Paris Diderot, Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL), Créteil, France, (2)Department of Physics&INFN, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy, (3)Plateforme RX UFR de chimie, UPD, Paris, France, (4)UMR LOCEAN - IRD-Sorbonne Universités (UPMC Univ, Paris 06)-CNRS-MNHN, Paris, France, (5)Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany, (6)Technische Universität Darmstadt, Institut für Angewandte Geowissenschaften, Darmstadt, Germany, (7)College of Basic Education, PAAET, Al-Ardeya, Kuwait, (8)North-West University, Unit for Environmental Science and Management, Potchefstroom, South Africa, (9)Walden University, Minneapolis, United States, (10)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States, (11)LSCE, CEA CNRS UVSQ, 91191, Gif sur Yvette, France, Gif-Sur-Yvette Cedex, France