Articles | Volume 20, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 15357–15378, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-15357-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 15357–15378, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-15357-2020

Research article 11 Dec 2020

Research article | 11 Dec 2020

Revisiting the relationship between Atlantic dust and tropical cyclone activity using aerosol optical depth reanalyses: 2003–2018

Peng Xian et al.

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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (08 Oct 2020) by Jayanarayanan Kuttippurath
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Using dust AOD (DAOD) data from three aerosol reanalyses, we explored the correlative relationships between DAOD and multiple indices representing seasonal Atlantic TC activities. A robust negative correlation with Caribbean DAOD and Atlantic TC activity was found. We documented for the first time the regional differences of this relationship for over the Caribbean and the tropical North Atlantic. We also evaluated the impacts of potential confounding climate factors in this relationship.
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