Articles | Volume 24, issue 2
Research article
24 Jan 2024
Research article |  | 24 Jan 2024

Expanding the simulation of East Asian super dust storms: physical transport mechanisms impacting the western Pacific

Steven Soon-Kai Kong, Saginela Ravindra Babu, Sheng-Hsiang Wang, Stephen M. Griffith, Jackson Hian-Wui Chang, Ming-Tung Chuang, Guey-Rong Sheu, and Neng-Huei Lin

Data sets

The modern-era retrospective analysis for research and applications, version 2 (MERRA-2) ( R. Gelaro et al.

GPM IMERG Final Precipitation L3 1 day 0.1 degree×0.1 degree V07 G. J. Huffman et al.

MODIS Atmosphere L3 Monthly Product (08_L3), NASA MODIS Adaptive Processing System S. Platnick et al.

Short summary
In this study, we combined ground observations from 7-SEAS Dongsha Experiment, MERRA-2 reanalysis, and MODIS satellite images for evaluation and improvement of the CMAQ dust model for cases of East Asian Dust reaching the Taiwan region, including Dongsha in the western Pacific. We proposed a better CMAQ dust treatment over East Asia and for the first time revealed the impact of typhoons on dust transport.
Final-revised paper