Articles | Volume 22, issue 18
Research article
29 Sep 2022
Research article |  | 29 Sep 2022

Modeling coarse and giant desert dust particles

Eleni Drakaki, Vassilis Amiridis, Alexandra Tsekeri, Antonis Gkikas, Emmanouil Proestakis, Sotirios Mallios, Stavros Solomos, Christos Spyrou, Eleni Marinou, Claire L. Ryder, Demetri Bouris, and Petros Katsafados


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-94', Anonymous Referee #1, 28 Apr 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-94', Anonymous Referee #3, 30 Apr 2022
  • RC3: 'Comment on acp-2022-94', Anonymous Referee #2, 09 May 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Eleni Drakaki on behalf of the Authors (12 Sep 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (17 Sep 2022) by Stelios Kazadzis
AR by Eleni Drakaki on behalf of the Authors (23 Sep 2022)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
State-of-the-art atmospheric dust models have limitations in accounting for a realistic dust size distribution (emission, transport). We modify the parameterization of the mineral dust cycle by including particles with diameter >20 μm, as indicated by observations over deserts. Moreover, we investigate the effects of reduced settling velocities of dust particles. Model results are evaluated using airborne and spaceborne dust measurements above Cabo Verde.
Final-revised paper