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Desert dust and its impact on air quality and climate Editor(s): Y.-S. Chung, G. Kallos, W. K. Lau, N. Mihalopoulos, C. Mitsakou, and X. Querol Download citations of all papers: Bibtex EndNote Reference Manager
14 Apr 2014
Aerosol's optical and physical characteristics and direct radiative forcing during a shamal dust storm, a case study
T. M. Saeed, H. Al-Dashti, and C. Spyrou
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 3751-3769, doi:10.5194/acp-14-3751-2014, 2014
02 Apr 2014
Numerical simulation of "an American haboob"
A. Vukovic, M. Vujadinovic, G. Pejanovic, J. Andric, M. R. Kumjian, V. Djurdjevic, M. Dacic, A. K. Prasad, H. M. El-Askary, B. C. Paris, S. Petkovic, S. Nickovic, and W. A. Sprigg
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 3211-3230, doi:10.5194/acp-14-3211-2014, 2014
04 Mar 2014
Mass deposition fluxes of Saharan mineral dust to the tropical northeast Atlantic Ocean: an intercomparison of methods
N. Niedermeier, A. Held, T. Müller, B. Heinold, K. Schepanski, I. Tegen, K. Kandler, M. Ebert, S. Weinbruch, K. Read, J. Lee, K. W. Fomba, K. Müller, H. Herrmann, and A. Wiedensohler
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 2245-2266, doi:10.5194/acp-14-2245-2014, 2014
21 Feb 2014
Saharan dust aerosol over the central Mediterranean Sea: PM10 chemical composition and concentration versus optical columnar measurements
M. Marconi, D. M. Sferlazzo, S. Becagli, C. Bommarito, G. Calzolai, M. Chiari, A. di Sarra, C. Ghedini, J. L. Gómez-Amo, F. Lucarelli, D. Meloni, F. Monteleone, S. Nava, G. Pace, S. Piacentino, F. Rugi, M. Severi, R. Traversi, and R. Udisti
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 2039-2054, doi:10.5194/acp-14-2039-2014, 2014
29 Jan 2014
Wet and dry deposition of mineral dust particles in Japan: factors related to temporal variation and spatial distribution
K. Osada, S. Ura, M. Kagawa, M. Mikami, T. Y. Tanaka, S. Matoba, K. Aoki, M. Shinoda, Y. Kurosaki, M. Hayashi, A. Shimizu, and M. Uematsu
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 1107-1121, doi:10.5194/acp-14-1107-2014, 2014
13 Dec 2013
The regime of intense desert dust episodes in the Mediterranean based on contemporary satellite observations and ground measurements
A. Gkikas, N. Hatzianastassiou, N. Mihalopoulos, V. Katsoulis, S. Kazadzis, J. Pey, X. Querol, and O. Torres
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 12135-12154, doi:10.5194/acp-13-12135-2013, 2013
13 Dec 2013
Optimizing CALIPSO Saharan dust retrievals
V. Amiridis, U. Wandinger, E. Marinou, E. Giannakaki, A. Tsekeri, S. Basart, S. Kazadzis, A. Gkikas, M. Taylor, J. Baldasano, and A. Ansmann
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 12089-12106, doi:10.5194/acp-13-12089-2013, 2013
01 Aug 2013
Changes in particulate matter physical properties during Saharan advections over Rome (Italy): a four-year study, 2001–2004
G. P. Gobbi, F. Angelini, F. Barnaba, F. Costabile, J. M. Baldasano, S. Basart, R. Sozzi, and A. Bolignano
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 7395-7404, doi:10.5194/acp-13-7395-2013, 2013
10 Jun 2013
Estimate of surface direct radiative forcing of desert dust from atmospheric modulation of the aerosol optical depth
A. di Sarra, D. Fuà, and D. Meloni
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 5647-5654, doi:10.5194/acp-13-5647-2013, 2013
04 Jun 2013
Modeling the radiative effects of desert dust on weather and regional climate
C. Spyrou, G. Kallos, C. Mitsakou, P. Athanasiadis, C. Kalogeri, and M. J. Iacono
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 5489-5504, doi:10.5194/acp-13-5489-2013, 2013
01 Mar 2013
Comparing two years of Saharan dust source activation obtained by regional modelling and satellite observations
I. Tegen, K. Schepanski, and B. Heinold
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 2381-2390, doi:10.5194/acp-13-2381-2013, 2013
18 Feb 2013
Using the significant dust deposition event on the glaciers of Mt. Elbrus, Caucasus Mountains, Russia on 5 May 2009 to develop a method for dating and "provenancing" of desert dust events recorded in snow pack
M. Shahgedanova, S. Kutuzov, K. H. White, and G. Nosenko
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 1797-1808, doi:10.5194/acp-13-1797-2013, 2013
04 Feb 2013
African dust outbreaks over the Mediterranean Basin during 2001–2011: PM10 concentrations, phenomenology and trends, and its relation with synoptic and mesoscale meteorology
J. Pey, X. Querol, A. Alastuey, F. Forastiere, and M. Stafoggia
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 1395-1410, doi:10.5194/acp-13-1395-2013, 2013
17 Dec 2012
Asian dust storm observed at a rural mountain site in southern China: chemical evolution and heterogeneous photochemistry
W. Nie, T. Wang, L. K. Xue, A. J. Ding, X. F. Wang, X. M. Gao, Z. Xu, Y. C. Yu, C. Yuan, Z. S. Zhou, R. Gao, X. H. Liu, Y. Wang, S. J. Fan, S. Poon, Q. Z. Zhang, and W. X. Wang
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 11985-11995, doi:10.5194/acp-12-11985-2012, 2012
27 Nov 2012
Density currents as a desert dust mobilization mechanism
S. Solomos, G. Kallos, E. Mavromatidis, and J. Kushta
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 11199-11211, doi:10.5194/acp-12-11199-2012, 2012
22 Nov 2012
Parameterization of dust emissions in the global atmospheric chemistry-climate model EMAC: impact of nudging and soil properties
M. Astitha, J. Lelieveld, M. Abdel Kader, A. Pozzer, and A. de Meij
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 11057-11083, doi:10.5194/acp-12-11057-2012, 2012
12 Nov 2012
Dust emission size distribution impact on aerosol budget and radiative forcing over the Mediterranean region: a regional climate model approach
P. Nabat, F. Solmon, M. Mallet, J. F. Kok, and S. Somot
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 10545-10567, doi:10.5194/acp-12-10545-2012, 2012
06 Nov 2012
Implementation of dust emission and chemistry into the Community Multiscale Air Quality modeling system and initial application to an Asian dust storm episode
K. Wang, Y. Zhang, A. Nenes, and C. Fountoukis
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 10209-10237, doi:10.5194/acp-12-10209-2012, 2012
12 Oct 2012
The effects of mineral dust particles, aerosol regeneration and ice nucleation parameterizations on clouds and precipitation
A. Teller, L. Xue, and Z. Levin
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 9303-9320, doi:10.5194/acp-12-9303-2012, 2012
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