Articles | Volume 20, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 139–161, 2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 139–161, 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.

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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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