Articles | Volume 23, issue 17
Research article
07 Sep 2023
Research article |  | 07 Sep 2023

The export of African mineral dust across the Atlantic and its impact over the Amazon Basin

Xurong Wang, Qiaoqiao Wang, Maria Prass, Christopher Pöhlker, Daniel Moran-Zuloaga, Paulo Artaxo, Jianwei Gu, Ning Yang, Xiajie Yang, Jiangchuan Tao, Juan Hong, Nan Ma, Yafang Cheng, Hang Su, and Meinrat O. Andreae


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-683', Anonymous Referee #1, 21 Jan 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Qiaoqiao Wang, 21 May 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Qiaoqiao Wang, 21 May 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-683', Anonymous Referee #2, 10 Mar 2023
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Qiaoqiao Wang, 21 May 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Qiaoqiao Wang on behalf of the Authors (21 May 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (25 May 2023) by N'Datchoh Evelyne Touré
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (09 Jun 2023)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (31 Jul 2023)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (31 Jul 2023) by N'Datchoh Evelyne Touré
AR by Qiaoqiao Wang on behalf of the Authors (05 Aug 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
In this work, with an optimized particle mass size distribution, we captured observed aerosol optical depth (AOD) and coarse aerosol concentrations over source and/or receptor regions well, demonstrating good performance in simulating export of African dust toward the Amazon Basin. In addition to factors controlling the transatlantic transport of African dust, the study investigated the impact of African dust over the Amazon Basin, including the nutrient inputs associated with dust deposition.
Final-revised paper