Articles | Volume 20, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 139–161, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-139-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 139–161, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-139-2020

Research article 03 Jan 2020

Research article | 03 Jan 2020

Interannual variability and trends of combustion aerosol and dust in major continental outflows revealed by MODIS retrievals and CAM5 simulations during 2003–2017

Hongbin Yu et al.

Data sets

MODIS/Terra Aerosol 5-Min L2 Swath 10km R. Levy and C. Hsu https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MOD04_L2.006

MODIS/Aqua Aerosol 5-Min L2 Swath 10km R. Levy and C. Hsu https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MYD04_L2.006

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Emissions and long-range transport of mineral dust and combustion-related aerosol from burning fossil fuels and biomass vary from year to year, driven by the evolution of the economy and changes in meteorological conditions and environmental regulations. This study offers both satellite and model perspectives on interannual variability and possible trends in combustion aerosol and dust in major continental outflow regions over the past 15 years (2003–2017).
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