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Research article
09 Jun 2017
Research article |  | 09 Jun 2017

Numerical simulations of windblown dust over complex terrain: the Fiambalá Basin episode in June 2015

Leonardo A. Mingari, Estela A. Collini, Arnau Folch, Walter Báez, Emilce Bustos, María Soledad Osores, Florencia Reckziegel, Peter Alexander, and José G. Viramonte

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In this paper, we provide the first comprehensive description of a dust episode occurred in South America in June 2015 through observations and numerical simulations. We have investigated the spatiotemporal distribution of aerosols and the emission process over complex terrain to gain insight into the key role played by the orography and the condition that triggered the long-range transport episode.
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