Articles | Volume 18, issue 19
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 14175–14196, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-14175-2018

Special issue: Anthropogenic dust and its climate impact

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 14175–14196, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-14175-2018

Research article 05 Oct 2018

Research article | 05 Oct 2018

Atmospheric processing of iron in mineral and combustion aerosols: development of an intermediate-complexity mechanism suitable for Earth system models

Rachel A. Scanza et al.

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Soluble iron input to remote oceans from dust and combustion aerosols may significantly impact the ability of the ocean to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. In this paper, the processing of insoluble iron during atmospheric transport is simulated using parameterizations that can be implemented in most Earth system models. Our mechanism reasonably matches observations and is computationally efficient, enabling the study of trends and climate impacts due to the Fe–C cycle.
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