Articles | Volume 22, issue 14
Research article
22 Jul 2022
Research article |  | 22 Jul 2022

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

Jie Zhang, Guang Li, Li Shi, Ning Huang, and Yaping Shao


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 | EF: Editorial file upload
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
AR by Guang Li on behalf of the Authors (07 Jul 2022)  Manuscript 
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.
Final-revised paper