Articles | Volume 21, issue 10
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 8127–8167, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-8127-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 8127–8167, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-8127-2021

Research article 27 May 2021

Research article | 27 May 2021

Improved representation of the global dust cycle using observational constraints on dust properties and abundance

Jasper F. Kok et al.

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DustCOMM data for improved representation of the global dust cycle using observational constraints on dust properties and abundance Jasper F. Kok, Adeyemi A. Adebiyi, Samuel Albani, Yves Balkanski, Ramiro Checa-Garcia, Mian Chin, Peter R. Colarco, Douglas S. Hamilton, Yue Huang, Akinori Ito, Martina Klose, Danny M. Leung, Longlei Li, Natalie M. Mahowald, Ron L. Miller, Vincenzo Obiso, Carlos Pérez García-Pando, Adriana Rocha-Lima, Jessica S. Wan, and Chloe A. Whicker https://doi.org/10.15144/S4WC77

Short summary
Desert dust interacts with virtually every component of the Earth system, including the climate system. We develop a new methodology to represent the global dust cycle that integrates observational constraints on the properties and abundance of desert dust with global atmospheric model simulations. We show that the resulting representation of the global dust cycle is more accurate than what can be obtained from a large number of current climate global atmospheric models.
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