Articles | Volume 19, issue 16
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 10525–10535, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-10525-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 10525–10535, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-10525-2019

Research article 21 Aug 2019

Research article | 21 Aug 2019

Evaluating the relative importance of northern African mineral dust sources using remote sensing

Natalie L. Bakker et al.

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ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Jun 2019) by Matthias Tesche
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (25 Jun 2019)
RR by Ian Ashpole (10 Jul 2019)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (11 Jul 2019) by Matthias Tesche
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Northern African mineral dust provides the Amazon Basin with essential nutrients, although the process is still poorly understood. In our study, we utilise high-resolution satellite data to analyse northern African dust sources of the 2015–2017 winter dust seasons. We find that the majority of dust is emitted from palaeolake and palaeoriver systems. Specifically, palaeorivers have been mostly overlooked to date. Furthermore, we find that dune fields do not produce much dust.
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