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ACP | Articles | Volume 18, issue 11
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 8353–8371, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-8353-2018
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 8353–8371, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-8353-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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 et al.

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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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