Articles | Volume 16, issue 8
Research article
25 Apr 2016
Research article |  | 25 Apr 2016

The relationship between anthropogenic dust and population over global semi-arid regions

Xiaodan Guan, Jianping Huang, Yanting Zhang, Yongkun Xie, and Jingjing Liu

Data sets

Gridded Population of the World dataset, version 3 GPWv3

Short summary
An obvious peak in the total anthropogenic dust column, with much higher magnitude than those of wet regions, was observed in semi-arid regions. The anthropogenic dust column burden of semi-arid takes a positively correlated with the population and population change, indicating the production of anthropogenic dust in semi-arid regions is partly induced by human activities.
Final-revised paper