Articles | Volume 21, issue 10
Research article
27 May 2021
Research article |  | 27 May 2021

Contribution of the world's main dust source regions to the global cycle of desert dust

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, Longlei Li, Natalie M. Mahowald, Ron L. Miller, Vincenzo Obiso, Carlos Pérez García-Pando, Adriana Rocha-Lima, and Jessica S. Wan


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-4', Anonymous Referee #1, 04 Mar 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-4', Anonymous Referee #2, 04 Mar 2021
  • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-4', Jasper Kok, 20 Apr 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Jasper Kok on behalf of the Authors (20 Apr 2021)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (23 Apr 2021) by Susannah Burrows
AR by Jasper Kok on behalf of the Authors (29 Apr 2021)  Manuscript 
Short summary
The many impacts of dust on the Earth system depend on dust mineralogy, which varies between dust source regions. We constrain the contribution of the world’s main dust source regions by integrating dust observations with global model simulations. We find that Asian dust contributes more and that North African dust contributes less than models account for. We obtain a dataset of each source region’s contribution to the dust cycle that can be used to constrain dust impacts on the Earth system.
Final-revised paper