Publications using AEROCLO-sA data should contain the following acknowledgement sentence

“This work was supported by the French National Research Agency under grant agreement n° ANR-15-CE01-0014-01, the French national program LEFE/INSU, the Programme national de Télédetection Spatiale (PNTS,, grant n° PNTS-2016-14, the French National Agency for Space Studies (CNES), and the South African National Research Foundation (NRF) under grant UID 105958. The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme (FP7/2014-2018) under EUFAR2 contract n°312609″. Airborne data was obtained using the aircraft managed by Safire, the French facility for airborne research, an infrastructure of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Météo-France and the French National Center for Space Studies (CNES). The HBAO observatory receives funding through the “Atmospheric Research in Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean” (ARSAIO) project (CNRS and South African NRF), the PICS Contract 260888 (CNRS), as well as by PHC PROTEA of the French Ministery of Foreigns Affairs and International Development (Contracts 33913SF and 38255ZE).

The strong diplomatic assistance of the French Embassy in Namibia, the administrative support of the Service Partnership and Valorisation of the Regional Delegation of the Paris–Villejuif region of the CNRS, and the cooperation of the Namibian National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) were invaluable to make the project happen. The long-term hosting and support of the SANUMARC, a research center of the University of Namibia in Henties Bay, have been essential through the years and are warmly appreciated. The support of the aviation authorities is acknowledged. The AEROCLO-sA project would have not been successful without the endless efforts of all the research scientists and engineers involved in its preparation, often behind the scenes.  Their support and enthusiasm are sincerely appreciated.”

ACP/AMT inter-journal SI special issue:New observations and related modelling studies of the aerosol–cloud–climate system in the Southeast Atlantic and southern Africa regions – Editor(s): J. M. Haywood, P. Zuidema, P. Formenti, J. Schwarz, J. Riedi, P. Knippertz, N. Mihalopoulos, and F. Eckardt Special issue jointly organized between Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics and Atmospheric Measurement Techniques


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