Articles | Volume 19, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 363–378, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-363-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 363–378, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-363-2019
Research article
11 Jan 2019
Research article | 11 Jan 2019

Climatology of Asian dust activation and transport potential based on MISR satellite observations and trajectory analysis

Yan Yu et al.

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Asian dust has been reported at remote destinations, such as North America. However, the relative contribution of the Taklamakan and Gobi deserts, the major Asian dust sources, remains unaddressed in observation. Here, satellite observations of dust plume characteristics and trajectory modeling suggest latitude-dependent influence of dust from the two deserts, with Taklamakan dust dominantly affecting areas south of 50° N and Gobi dust primarily affecting areas north of 50° N in North America.
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