Articles | Volume 16, issue 23
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-15097-2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-15097-2016
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06 Dec 2016
Research article |  | 06 Dec 2016

An observationally constrained estimate of global dust aerosol optical depth

David A. Ridley, Colette L. Heald, Jasper F. Kok, and Chun Zhao

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Mineral dust aerosol affects climate through interaction with radiation and clouds, human health through contribution to particulate matter, and ecosystem health through nutrient transport and deposition. In this study, we use satellite and in situ retrievals to derive an observational estimate of the global dust AOD with which evaluate modeled dust AOD. Differences in the seasonality and regional distribution of dust AOD between observations and models are highlighted.
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