Articles | Volume 20, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 12939–12953, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-12939-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 12939–12953, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-12939-2020

Research article 05 Nov 2020

Research article | 05 Nov 2020

Dependency of particle size distribution at dust emission on friction velocity and atmospheric boundary-layer stability

Yaping Shao et al.

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It has been recognized in earlier research that particle size distribution of dust at emission (dust PSD) is dependent on friction velocity. This recognition has been challenged in some recent papers. Based on the analysis of experimental data, we confirm that dust PSD is dependent on friction velocity and atmospheric boundary-layer stability. By theoretical and numerical analysis, we reveal the reasons for this dependency.
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