Articles | Volume 23, issue 9
Research article
16 May 2023
Research article |  | 16 May 2023

Understanding day–night differences in dust aerosols over the dust belt of North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia

Jacob Z. Tindan, Qinjian Jin, and Bing Pu


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-490', Anonymous Referee #2, 23 Oct 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-490', Anonymous Referee #1, 25 Oct 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Jacob Tindan on behalf of the Authors (08 Feb 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 Feb 2023) by Pedro Jimenez-Guerrero
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (06 Mar 2023)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (20 Mar 2023)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (23 Mar 2023) by Pedro Jimenez-Guerrero
AR by Jacob Tindan on behalf of the Authors (31 Mar 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
We use the Infrared Atmospheric Sounder Interferometer (IASI) retrievals of dust variables (dust optical depth and dust layer height) and surface observations to understand the day- and nighttime variations in dust aerosols over the dust belt. Our results show that daytime dust aerosols are significantly different from nighttime, and such day–night variations are influenced by meteorological factors such as wind speed, precipitation, and turbulent motions within the atmospheric boundary layer.
Final-revised paper