Special Issue "Impact of Mineral Dust on Air Quality, Hydrological Cycle and Climate"
A special issue of Climate (ISSN 2225-1154).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2016)
Dr. Jiwen Fan
Prof. Dr. Yang Zhang
Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-8208, USA
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Interests: air pollution modeling and assessment; atmospheric chemistry and transport; chemistry and dynamics of atmospheric aerosols; sensitivity; uncertainty; and process analysis; interactions among air quality; meteorology; climate change; earth system modeling
Mineral dust—a type of abundant aerosol particles on Earth, can interact with other components of the Earth system, such as radiation, and produce a wide range of complex effects on, for instance, atmospheric composition, human health, the hydrological cycle, and climate. There have been increasing effort in studying these various interactions from modeling, laboratory, and field experiments. To improve our understanding of the impact of mineral dust on the Earth system, substantial efforts are needed in both observations and modeling. This Special Issue invites contributions that address mineral dust emissions, chemical, physical, and optical properties, and transport and removal, dust impact on atmospheric chemistry and air quality, cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) and ice nuclei (IN) properties of mineral dust, as well as interactions of mineral dust with radiation, clouds, precipitation.
We invite submissions of novel, original investigation and review papers that have important scientific and policy implications.
Dr. Jiwen Fan
Prof. Dr. Yang Zhang
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- Mineral dust emissions, transport, and removal
- Mineral dust chemical, physical, and optical properties
- Mineral dust impact on radiation
- Mineral dust impact on atmospheric chemistry and air quality
- Mineral dust impact on clouds, precipitation, and climate