Articles | Volume 18, issue 11
Research article
14 Jun 2018
Research article |  | 14 Jun 2018

East Asian dust storm in May 2017: observations, modelling, and its influence on the Asia-Pacific region

Xiao-Xiao Zhang, Brenton Sharratt, Lian-You Liu, Zi-Fa Wang, Xiao-Le Pan, Jia-Qiang Lei, Shi-Xin Wu, Shuang-Yan Huang, Yu-Hong Guo, Jie Li, Xiao Tang, Ting Yang, Yu Tian, Xue-Shun Chen, Jian-Qi Hao, Hai-Tao Zheng, Yan-Yan Yang, and Yan-Li Lyu


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AR by Xiao-Xiao Zhang on behalf of the Authors (15 May 2018)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 May 2018) by Jianping Huang
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (26 May 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (29 May 2018)
ED: Publish as is (30 May 2018) by Jianping Huang
AR by Xiao-Xiao Zhang on behalf of the Authors (31 May 2018)
Short summary
The impact of a strong East Asian dust event during 2–7 May 2017 was quantified and assessed based upon environmental observations, lidar measurements, and satellite products along with simulation techniques. This dust storm impacted a wide area of China and other Asian nations and reached North America within 1 week. Dust storms are a significant contributor to the global dust budget. Asian dust storms such as that observed in early May 2017 may lead to wider climate forcing on a global scale.
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