Articles | Volume 19, issue 15
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 10279–10301, 2019

Special issue: Holistic Analysis of Aerosol in Littoral Environments - A...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 10279–10301, 2019

Research article 14 Aug 2019

Research article | 14 Aug 2019

The influence of simulated surface dust lofting and atmospheric loading on radiative forcing

Stephen M. Saleeby et al.

Data sets

Model code and tools associated with "The Influence of Simulated Surface Dust Lofting and Atmospheric Loading on Radiative Forcing" S. Saleeby

NCEP FNL Operational Model Global Tropospheric Analyses, continuing from July 1999 NCAR

Short summary
This study seeks to understand how intense dust storms impact the heating and cooling of the land surface and atmosphere. Dust storms that are intense enough to substantially impact visibility can also alter how much sunlight reaches the surface during the day and how much heat is trapped in the atmosphere at night. These radiation changes can impact the temperature of the atmosphere and impact the weather in the vicinity.
Final-revised paper