Articles | Volume 22, issue 20
Research article
21 Oct 2022
Research article |  | 21 Oct 2022

Global distribution of Asian, Middle Eastern, and North African dust simulated by CESM1/CARMA

Siying Lian, Luxi Zhou, Daniel M. Murphy, Karl D. Froyd, Owen B. Toon, and Pengfei Yu


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-406', Anonymous Referee #1, 15 Jul 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-406', Anonymous Referee #2, 16 Aug 2022
  • EC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-406', Suvarna Fadnavis, 26 Sep 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Pengfei Yu on behalf of the Authors (25 Sep 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (29 Sep 2022) by Suvarna Fadnavis
ED: Publish as is (07 Oct 2022) by Suvarna Fadnavis
Short summary
Parameterizations of dust lifting and microphysical properties of dust in climate models are still subject to large uncertainty. Here we use a sectional aerosol climate model to investigate the global vertical distributions of the dust. Constrained by a suite of observations, the model suggests that, although North African dust dominates global dust mass loading at the surface, the relative contribution of Asian dust increases with altitude and becomes dominant in the upper troposphere.
Final-revised paper