Articles | Volume 20, issue 18
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 11143–11159, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-11143-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 11143–11159, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-11143-2020

Research article 29 Sep 2020

Research article | 29 Sep 2020

Modulation of springtime surface sensible heating over the Tibetan Plateau on the interannual variability of East Asian dust cycle

Xiaoning Xie et al.

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AR by Xiaoning Xie on behalf of the Authors (04 Aug 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Observational and modeling results both show that the surface dust concentrations over the East Asian (EA) dust source region and over the northwestern Pacific (NP) in MAM are significantly positively correlated with TPSH. These atmospheric circulation anomalies induced by the increased TPSH result in increasing westerly winds over both EA and NP, which in turn increases dust emissions over the dust source and dust transport over these two regions, as well as the regional dust cycles.
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