Articles | Volume 21, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 16499–16529, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-16499-2021

Special issue: Dust aerosol measurements, modeling and multidisciplinary...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 16499–16529, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-16499-2021

Research article 11 Nov 2021

Research article | 11 Nov 2021

15-year variability of desert dust optical depth on global and regional scales

Stavros-Andreas Logothetis et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-418 - DOD from MIDAS', Anonymous Referee #1, 15 Jul 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-418', Anonymous Referee #2, 16 Jul 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Andreas Kazantzidis on behalf of the Authors (01 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (04 Oct 2021) by Thomas Wagner
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Short summary
This study investigates the temporal trends of dust optical depth (DOD; 550 nm) on global, regional and seasonal scales over a 15-year period (2003–2017) using the MIDAS (ModIs Dust AeroSol) dataset. The findings of this study revealed that the DOD was increased across the central Sahara and the Arabian Peninsula, with opposite trends over the eastern and western Sahara, the Thar and Gobi deserts, in the Bodélé Depression, and in the southern Mediterranean.
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