Articles | Volume 20, issue 17
Research article
08 Sep 2020
Research article |  | 08 Sep 2020

The global dust cycle and uncertainty in CMIP5 (Coupled Model Intercomparison Project phase 5) models

Chenglai Wu, Zhaohui Lin, and Xiaohong Liu


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AR by Chenglai Wu on behalf of the Authors (26 Jun 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (02 Jul 2020) by Ashu Dastoor

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AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Chenglai Wu on behalf of the Authors (18 Aug 2020)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (23 Aug 2020) by Ashu Dastoor
Short summary
This study provides a comprehensive evaluation of the global dust cycle in 15 models participating in the fifth phase of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5). We assess the global budget and associated uncertainties. We also quantify the discrepancies in each model. The results highlight the large uncertainties in both the locations and intensities of dust emission. Our study will serve as a useful reference for model communities and help further model improvements.
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