Articles | Volume 21, issue 10
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 8169–8193, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-8169-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 8169–8193, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-8169-2021

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 et al.

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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

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AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
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
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.
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