Special Issue "Desert-Dust Aerosols in the Earth System"

A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Aerosols".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 July 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Stephanie Fiedler
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Guest Editor
Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, 20146 Hamburg, Germany
Interests: aerosols; storms; radiative forcing and response

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

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
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • mineral-dust aerosols
  • desert storms
  • aeolian processes
  • dust effects on climate
  • aerosol life-cycle
  • dust modeling

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Open AccessArticle
Dust Dry Deposition over Israel
Atmosphere 2020, 11(2), 197; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos11020197 - 13 Feb 2020
Abstract
Similar quasiperiodic year-to-year variations of dust dry deposition (DDD) with a two–three-year period were found over Israel and north-east Africa. This phenomenon of quasiperiodic interannual variations of DDD has not been discussed in previous publications. Moreover, similar seasonal variations of DDD were found [...] Read more.
Similar quasiperiodic year-to-year variations of dust dry deposition (DDD) with a two–three-year period were found over Israel and north-east Africa. This phenomenon of quasiperiodic interannual variations of DDD has not been discussed in previous publications. Moreover, similar seasonal variations of DDD were found over both Israel and north-east Africa, characterized by significant dust deposition in spring and a decrease in DDD from spring to autumn. These findings indicate the existence of the same causal factors for interannual and seasonal variations of DDD over the two regions, such as similar surface winds created by Mediterranean cyclones. Daily runs of the Dust REgional Atmospheric Model (DREAM) at Tel Aviv University from 2006 to 2019 were used to investigate the main features of the spatio-temporal distribution of dust dry deposition in the eastern Mediterranean, with a focus on Israel. DREAM showed that, on average, during the 14-year study period, in the winter, spring, and summer months, the spatial distribution of monthly-accumulated DDD over Israel was non-uniform with the maximum of DDD over southern Israel. In the autumn months, DREAM showed an increase in DDD over northern Israel, resulting in an almost uniform DDD pattern. The knowledge of DDD spatio-temporal distribution is helpful for understanding the negative effects of DDD on the performance of solar panels and on insulator flashover in the Israel power electric network. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Desert-Dust Aerosols in the Earth System)
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