Articles | Volume 19, issue 24
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 15353–15376, 2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 15353–15376, 2019

Research article 17 Dec 2019

Research article | 17 Dec 2019

Coarse and giant particles are ubiquitous in Saharan dust export regions and are radiatively significant over the Sahara

Claire L. Ryder et al.


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Short summary
Mineral dust is lifted into the atmosphere from desert regions, where it can be transported over thousands of kilometres around the world. Dust impacts weather, climate, aviation, and air quality. We evaluate new aircraft observations of dust size. We find that the largest particles typically omitted by models have a significant impact on the interactions of dust with radiation and therefore climate. We also find that large dust particles are retained in the atmosphere longer than expected.
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