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Special Issue "Desert-Dust Aerosols in the Earth System"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 July 2020.
Desert-dust aerosols in the atmosphere affect the regional climate and have socio-economic impacts. Despite the importance of understanding and predicting dust aerosols, atmospheric models show uncertainties in simulating dust. Moreover, it is difficult to simultaneously measure dust-aerosol effects on weather and climate during co-occuring meteorological changes. This Special Issue invites manuscripts that present new research results on desert-dust aerosols in the Earth system. Possible topics include, but are not restricted to:
- statistical assessments of the emissions, loading, deposition, and properties of dust aerosols;
- quantifications of effects of dust aerosols on climate via aerosol–radiation and aerosol–cloud interactions;
- investigations of feedback mechanisms involving dust aerosols;
- inter-comparison studies of dust-aerosol datasets; and
- studies on processes involved in emission, vertical mixing and multi-scale transport mechanisms of dust aerosols.
Studies that use observational data, numerical modeling, laboratory measurements, or theoretical approaches are equally welcome.
Dr. Stephanie Fiedler
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Atmosphere is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- mineral-dust aerosols
- desert storms
- aeolian processes
- dust effects on climate
- aerosol life-cycle
- dust modeling