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Title: The October 2017 red sun phenomenon over the UK
Authors: Moore, David P.
First Published: 30-Jan-2019
Publisher: Wiley, Royal Meteorological Society
Citation: Weather, 2019
Abstract: On 16 October 2017 ex-hurricane Ophelia brought strong winds to Ireland and caused extensive damage. Over Wales, England and parts of Scotland a weak cold front associated with the system acted as a conveyor belt, bringing a mixture of Saharan dust and biomass burning smoke from Portugal and Spain and, for a time, turning the sky a muddy brown/orange colour and the Sun bright red. This analysis uses Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Service (CAMS) data to determine the fractionation of different aerosol types within the event and provide a comprehensive analysis for different cities across the UK. It also presents observations from the IASI satellite instrument of another pollutant, carbon monoxide, the concentration of which was greatly enhanced over Europe after the fire events.
DOI Link: 10.1002/wea.3440
ISSN: 0043-1656
eISSN: 1477-8696
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © the authors, 2019. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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