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Volume 15, issue 14
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 8051–8064, 2015
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 8051–8064, 2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 22 Jul 2015

Research article | 22 Jul 2015

Increasing Arabian dust activity and the Indian summer monsoon

F. Solmon et al.

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Using observations and a regional climate model, we suggest that (i) dust radiative forcing over west Asia induces complex regional feedbacks on the Indian monsoon system, notably a possible enhancement of moisture convergence over southern India; and (ii) an observed AOD positive trend attributed to an increasing Arabian dust activity during 2000-2009 could be associated with, and contributing to, the observed enhancement of southern Indian summer precipitation during this decade.
Using observations and a regional climate model, we suggest that (i) dust radiative forcing...
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