Articles | Volume 22, issue 14
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 9525–9535, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-9525-2022
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 9525–9535, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-9525-2022
Research article
22 Jul 2022
Research article | 22 Jul 2022

Impact of turbulence on aeolian particle entrainment: results from wind-tunnel experiments

Jie Zhang et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-76', Guang Li, 17 Mar 2022
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-76', Gilles Bergametti, 29 Mar 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-76', X.-L. Cheng, 02 Apr 2022
  • RC3: 'Comment on acp-2022-76', Cheryl McKenna Neuman, 13 Apr 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Guang Li on behalf of the Authors (11 Jun 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Jun 2022) by Guangjie Zheng
RR by X.-L. Cheng (21 Jun 2022)
RR by Cheryl McKenna Neuman (23 Jun 2022)
RR by Gilles Bergametti (27 Jun 2022)
ED: Publish as is (29 Jun 2022) by Guangjie Zheng
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Short summary
Sand and dust emission are usually investigated by wind-tunnel experiments. However, wind-tunnel flows are usually neutrally stratified without large eddies, which typically develop in the convective atmospheric boundary layer. Here we proposed a novel technique by deploying a piece of randomly fluttering cloth in a wind tunnel to generate the large eddies and found them to enhance the entrainment of sand and dust particles, which explains why large eddies are important to aeolian entrainment.
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