Articles | Volume 24, issue 9
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-5199-2024
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-5199-2024
Research article
 | 
03 May 2024
Research article |  | 03 May 2024

Dust storms from the Taklamakan Desert significantly darken snow surface on surrounding mountains

Yuxuan Xing, Yang Chen, Shirui Yan, Xiaoyi Cao, Yong Zhou, Xueying Zhang, Tenglong Shi, Xiaoying Niu, Dongyou Wu, Jiecan Cui, Yue Zhou, Xin Wang, and Wei Pu

Related authors

Which global reanalysis dataset represents better in snow cover on the Tibetan Plateau?
Shirui Yan, Wei Pu, Yang Chen, Yaliang Hou, Xuejing Li, Yuxuan Xing, Dongyou Wu, Jiecan Cui, Yue Zhou, and Xin Wang
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-82,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-82, 2024
Short summary
Fluorescence characteristics, absorption properties, and radiative effects of water-soluble organic carbon in seasonal snow across northeastern China
Xiaoying Niu, Wei Pu, Pingqing Fu, Yang Chen, Yuxuan Xing, Dongyou Wu, Ziqi Chen, Tenglong Shi, Yue Zhou, Hui Wen, and Xin Wang
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 14075–14094, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-14075-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-14075-2022, 2022
Short summary

Related subject area

Subject: Aerosols | Research Activity: Remote Sensing | Altitude Range: Troposphere | Science Focus: Physics (physical properties and processes)
Opposite effects of aerosols and meteorological parameters on warm clouds in two contrasting regions over eastern China
Yuqin Liu, Tao Lin, Jiahua Zhang, Fu Wang, Yiyi Huang, Xian Wu, Hong Ye, Guoqin Zhang, Xin Cao, and Gerrit de Leeuw
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 4651–4673, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-4651-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-4651-2024, 2024
Short summary
Effect of wind speed on marine aerosol optical properties over remote oceans with use of spaceborne lidar observations
Kangwen Sun, Guangyao Dai, Songhua Wu, Oliver Reitebuch, Holger Baars, Jiqiao Liu, and Suping Zhang
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 4389–4409, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-4389-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-4389-2024, 2024
Short summary
Assessment of smoke plume height products derived from multisource satellite observations using lidar-derived height metrics for wildfires in the western US
Jingting Huang, S. Marcela Loría-Salazar, Min Deng, Jaehwa Lee, and Heather A. Holmes
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 3673–3698, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-3673-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-3673-2024, 2024
Short summary
A remote sensing algorithm for vertically resolved cloud condensation nuclei number concentrations from airborne and spaceborne lidar observations
Piyushkumar N. Patel, Jonathan H. Jiang, Ritesh Gautam, Harish Gadhavi, Olga Kalashnikova, Michael J. Garay, Lan Gao, Feng Xu, and Ali Omar
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 2861–2883, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-2861-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-2861-2024, 2024
Short summary
Opinion: Aerosol remote sensing over the next 20 years
Lorraine A. Remer, Robert C. Levy, and J. Vanderlei Martins
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 2113–2127, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-2113-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-2113-2024, 2024
Short summary

Cited articles

Arun, B. S., Aswini, A. R., Gogoi, M. M., Hegde, P., Kumar Kompalli, S., Sharma, P., and Suresh Babu, S.: Physico-chemical and optical properties of aerosols at a background site ( 4 km a.s.l.) in the western Himalayas, Atmos. Environ., 218, 117017, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2019.117017, 2019. 
Arun, B. S., Gogoi, M. M., Borgohain, A., Hegde, P., Kundu, S. S., and Babu, S. S.: Role of sulphate and carbonaceous aerosols on the radiative effects of aerosols over a remote high-altitude site Lachung in the Eastern Himalayas, Atmos. Res., 263, 105799, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosres.2021.105799, 2021a. 
Arun, B. S., Gogoi, M. M., Hegde, P., Borgohain, A., Boreddy, S. K. R., Kundu, S. S., and Babu, S. S.: Carbonaceous Aerosols over Lachung in the Eastern Himalayas: Primary Sources and Secondary Formation of Organic Aerosols in a Remote High-Altitude Environment, ACS Earth Space Chem., 5, 2493–2506, https://doi.org/10.1021/acsearthspacechem.1c00190, 2021b. 
Bair, E. H., Stillinger, T., and Dozier, J.: Snow property inversion from remote sensing (SPIReS): A generalized multispectral unmixing approach with examples from MODIS and Landsat 8 OLI, IEEE T. Geosci. Remote, 59, 7270–7284, https://doi.org/10.1109/tgrs.2020.3040328, 2020. 
Baladima, F., Thomas, J. L., Voisin, D., Dumont, M., Junquas, C., Kumar, R., Lavaysse, C., Marelle, L., Parrington, M., and Flemming, J.: Modeling an extreme dust deposition event to the French Alpine seasonal snowpack in April 2018: Meteorological context and predictions of dust deposition, J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos., 127, e2021JD035745, https://doi.org/10.1029/2021jd035745, 2022. 
Download
Short summary
This study investigated the impact of dust storms from the Taklamakan Desert on surrounding high mountains and regional radiation balance. Using satellite data and simulations, researchers found that dust storms significantly darken the snow surface in the Tien Shan, Kunlun, and Qilian mountains, reaching mountains up to 1000 km away. This darkening occurs not only in spring but also during summer and autumn, leading to increased absorption of solar radiation.
Altmetrics
Final-revised paper
Preprint