Articles | Volume 17, issue 5
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-3253-2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-3253-2017
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07 Mar 2017
Research article |  | 07 Mar 2017

Sensitivity of the interannual variability of mineral aerosol simulations to meteorological forcing dataset

Molly B. Smith, Natalie M. Mahowald, Samuel Albani, Aaron Perry, Remi Losno, Zihan Qu, Beatrice Marticorena, David A. Ridley, and Colette L. Heald

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Using different meteorology reanalyses to drive dust in climate modeling can produce dissimilar global dust distributions, especially in the Southern Hemisphere (SH). It may therefore not be advisable for SH dust studies to base results on simulations driven by one reanalysis. Northern Hemisphere dust varies mostly on seasonal timescales, while SH dust varies on interannual timescales. Dust is an important part of climate modeling, and we hope this contributes to understanding these simulations.
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