Articles | Volume 22, issue 17
Research article
02 Sep 2022
Research article |  | 02 Sep 2022

What caused the interdecadal shift in the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) impact on dust mass concentration over northwestern South Asia?

Lamei Shi, Jiahua Zhang, Da Zhang, Jingwen Wang, Xianglei Meng, Yuqin Liu, and Fengmei Yao

Data sets

MERRA-2 Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO)

Atmospheric reanalysis dataset National Centers for Environmental Prediction/National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCEP/NCAR)

Climate indices: monthly atmospheric and ocean time series Climate Prediction Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA/CPC)

Short summary
Dust impacts climate and human life. Analyzing the interdecadal change in dust activity and its influence factors is crucial for disaster mitigation. Based on a linear regression method, this study revealed the interdecadal variability of relationships between ENSO and dust over northwestern South Asia from 1982 to 2014 and analyzed the effects of atmospheric factors on this interdecadal variability. The result sheds new light on numerical simulation involving the interdecadal variation of dust.
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