Articles | Volume 17, issue 2
Research article
23 Jan 2017
Research article |  | 23 Jan 2017

Quantifying local-scale dust emission from the Arabian Red Sea coastal plain

Anatolii Anisimov, Weichun Tao, Georgiy Stenchikov, Stoitchko Kalenderski, P. Jish Prakash, Zong-Liang Yang, and Mingjie Shi

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This study is aimed at quantifying the fine-scale structure of dust emission from the western coastal plain of the Arabian Peninsula. Using the high-resolution modeling tools and up-to-date satellite inventories, we simulate and analyze the spatial and temporal variability of dust generation. The estimate of total dust emission from the coastal plain is 7.5 ± 0.5 Mt per year. We show that the study area is a stable dust generation zone and a potential source of mineral nutrients for the Red Sea.
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