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Kim et al. 2019

Kim, D., M. Chin, H. Yu, X. Pan, H. Bian, Q. Tan, R.A. Kahn, K. Tsigaridis, S.E. Bauer, T. Takemura, L. Pozzoli, N. Bellouin, and M. Schulz, 2019: Asian and trans-Pacific Dust: A multi-model and multi-remote sensing observation analysis. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 124, no. 23, 13534-13559, doi:10.1029/2019JD030822.

Dust is one of the dominant aerosol types over Asia and the North Pacific Ocean, but quantitative estimation of dust distribution and its contribution to the total regional aerosol load from observations is challenging due to the presence of significant anthropogenic and natural aerosols and the frequent influence of clouds over the region. This study presents the dust aerosol distributions over Asia and the North Pacific using simulations from five global models that participated in the AeroCom phase II model experiments, and from multiple satellite remote-sensing and ground-based measurements of total aerosol optical depth (AOD) and dust optical depth (DOD). We examine various aspects of aerosol and dust presence in our study domain: (1) the horizontal distribution, (2) the longitudinal gradient during trans-Pacific transport, (3) seasonal variations, (4) vertical profiles, and (5) model-simulated dust life cycles. This study reveals that DOD model diversity is driven mostly by diversity in the dust source strength, followed by residence time and mass extinction efficiency.

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  author={Kim, D. and Chin, M. and Yu, H. and Pan, X. and Bian, H. and Tan, Q. and Kahn, R. A. and Tsigaridis, K. and Bauer, S. E. and Takemura, T. and Pozzoli, L. and Bellouin, N. and Schulz, M.},
  title={Asian and trans-Pacific Dust: A multi-model and multi-remote sensing observation analysis},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres},

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RIS Citation

ID  - ki08200c
AU  - Kim, D.
AU  - Chin, M.
AU  - Yu, H.
AU  - Pan, X.
AU  - Bian, H.
AU  - Tan, Q.
AU  - Kahn, R. A.
AU  - Tsigaridis, K.
AU  - Bauer, S. E.
AU  - Takemura, T.
AU  - Pozzoli, L.
AU  - Bellouin, N.
AU  - Schulz, M.
PY  - 2019
TI  - Asian and trans-Pacific Dust: A multi-model and multi-remote sensing observation analysis
JA  - J. Geophys. Res. Atmos.
JO  - Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres
VL  - 124
IS  - 23
SP  - 13534
EP  - 13559
DO  - 10.1029/2019JD030822
ER  -

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