Mineral dust aerosols and associated radiative effects

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Size-structured mineral dust aerosols and associated radiative effects produced by four different atmospheric transport models. The study draws on observational data on dust abundance, in situ measurements of dust optical properties and size distribution, and climate and atmospheric chemical transport model simulations of atmospheric dust concentrations.

ACCESS

published

yes

availability

public

link

to data here 

DESCRIPTORS

type

simulated

gridded

yes

formats

nc

TEMPORAL

period

present

coverage

NA

resolution

monthly

climatology

yes

SPATIAL

coverage

global,

resolution

~2.5° by 2°

depth

depth resolved

Source: Figure 4 from Kok et al., 2016
KEY REFERENCES
  • Kok, J.F., Ridley, D.A., Zhou, Q., Miller, R.L., Zhao, C., Heald, C.L., Ward, D.S., Albani, S. and Haustein, K., 2017. Smaller desert dust cooling effect estimated from analysis of dust size and abundance. Nature Geoscience, 10(4), p.274. DOI: 10.1038/NGEO2912

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