Articles | Volume 14, issue 23
Research article
09 Dec 2014
Research article |  | 09 Dec 2014

An improved dust emission model – Part 1: Model description and comparison against measurements

J. F. Kok, N. M. Mahowald, G. Fratini, J. A. Gillies, M. Ishizuka, J. F. Leys, M. Mikami, M.-S. Park, S.-U. Park, R. S. Van Pelt, and T. M. Zobeck


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AR by Jasper Kok on behalf of the Authors (17 Sep 2014)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (21 Oct 2014) by Yves Balkanski
AR by Jasper Kok on behalf of the Authors (22 Oct 2014)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
We developed an improved model for the emission of dust particulates ("aerosols") emitted by wind erosion from the world's deserts. The implementation of our improved dust emission model into a climate model improves its agreement against measurements. We furthermore find that dust emissions are substantially more sensitive to the soil state than most current climate models account for.
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