The interactions between aerosols, climate, and weather are among the large uncertainties of current atmospheric research. Mineral dust is an important natural source of aerosol with significant implications on radiation, cloud microphysics, atmospheric chemistry and the carbon cycle via the fertilization of marine and terrestrial ecosystems.
In addition, properties of dust deposited in sediments and ice cores are important (paleo-)climate indicators.
This interdivision session --building bridges between the EGU divisions CL, AS, SSP, BG and GM-- is open to contributions dealing with:
(1) measurements of all aspects of the dust cycle (emission, transport, deposition, size distribution, particle characteristics) with in situ and remote sensing techniques,
(2) numerical simulations of dust on global and regional scales,
(3) meteorological conditions for dust storms, dust transport and deposition,
(4) interactions of dust with clouds and radiation,
(5) influence of dust on atmospheric chemistry,
(6) fertilization of ecosystems through dust deposition,
(7) any study using dust as a (paleo-)climate indicator including sediment archives in loess, ice cores, lake sediments, ocean sediments and dunes.
We especially encourage to submit papers on the integration of different disciplines and/or modelling of past, present and future climates.
In 2021 we look forward to hear three solicited speakers present their latest work.
We are proud to announce:
1) Siyu Chen, professor at Lanzhou University, China.
Siyu will present her work on modelling emission, transport and radiative effects of Asian mineral dust
2) Kevin Ohneiser, PhD student at TROPOS, Leipzig, Germany
Kevin will present his latest findings on aerosols observed during the MOSAIC campaign
3) Jeff Munroe, professor at Middlebury College, USA
Jeff will present his latest findings from the DUST^2 project; a source-to-sink investigation of the modern dust system in SW North America
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