Articles | Volume 23, issue 13
Research article
14 Jul 2023
Research article |  | 14 Jul 2023

Multi-model ensemble projection of the global dust cycle by the end of 21st century using the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project version 6 data

Yuan Zhao, Xu Yue, Yang Cao, Jun Zhu, Chenguang Tian, Hao Zhou, Yuwen Chen, Yihan Hu, Weijie Fu, and Xu Zhao


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-760', Anonymous Referee #1, 03 Mar 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Xu Yue, 16 May 2023
  • RC2: 'Comments on acp-2022-760', Anonymous Referee #2, 22 Mar 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Xu Yue, 16 May 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Xu Yue on behalf of the Authors (16 May 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (05 Jun 2023) by Yves Balkanski
AR by Xu Yue on behalf of the Authors (10 Jun 2023)
Short summary
We project the future changes of dust emissions and loading using an ensemble of model outputs from the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project version 6 under four scenarios. We find increased dust emissions and loading in North Africa, due to increased drought and strengthened surface wind, and decreased dust loading over Asia, following enhanced precipitation. Such a spatial pattern remains similar, though the regional intensity varies among different scenarios.
Final-revised paper