Articles | Volume 22, issue 15
Research article
15 Aug 2022
Research article |  | 15 Aug 2022

Long-range transport of Asian dust to the Arctic: identification of transport pathways, evolution of aerosol optical properties, and impact assessment on surface albedo changes

Xiaoxi Zhao, Kan Huang, Joshua S. Fu, and Sabur F. Abdullaev

Data sets

Evolution of a lidar network for tropospheric aerosol detection in East Asia ( A. Shimizu, T. Nishizawa, Y. Jin, S. W. Kim, Z. F. Wang, D. Batdorj, and N. Sugimoto

AERONET – A federated instrument network and data archive for aerosol characterization ( B. N. Holben, T. F. Eck, I. Slutsker, D. Tanre, J. P. Buis, A. Setzer, E. Vermote, J. A. Reagan, Y. J. Kaufman, T. Nakajima, F. Lavenu, I. Jankowiak, and A. Smirnov

Short summary
Long-range transport of Asian dust to the Arctic was considered an important source of Arctic air pollution. Different transport routes to the Arctic had divergent effects on the evolution of aerosol properties. Depositions of long-range-transported dust particles can reduce the Arctic surface albedo considerably. This study implied that the ubiquitous long-transport dust from China exerted considerable aerosol indirect effects on the Arctic and may have potential biogeochemical significance.
Final-revised paper