Special Issue "Long-Range Transport of Dust over the High-Latitude Regions"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 November 2020) | Viewed by 8794
Interests: geochemistry; mineralogy; individual particle analysis; particulate matter; dust sources; aerosol science and technology; air quality
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High-latitude regions (HLRs) are the most remote but also the most vulnerable sites on Earth to current climate change. It has been suggested that mineral dust contributes to the amplification of climatic effects over there (the so-called ‘Polar amplification effect’) through the deposition of light-absorbing particulate on snow and ice. Mineral dust can also affect the radiative forcing in HLRs by scattering and absorbing solar and thermal radiation and by acting as condensation nuclei on clouds.
The effects of dust are driven by the nature and properties of its constituent particles which, in turn, are strictly dependent on sources. While local sources of dust are able to exert a fairly regular influence on the aerosol properties, the influence of long-range sources can change considerably over time depending on both the activation of the source regions (i.e., dust resuspension) and the atmospheric circulation path. Therefore, a detailed analysis of the soil sources, the emission rates, the particle characteristics, the long-range trasport routes, and the atmospheric processing of dust reaching the HLRs is the starting point to evaluate its current impact on those regions and, possibly, to predict its future effect on the global scenario of climate change.
This Special Issue aims to integrate and summarize contemporary insights and findings on the above topics. Both research articles and reviews that provide a cross-cutting view of the progress of research on the sources and properties of long-range transported dust affecting HLRs are welcome. We are particularly interested in original research papers dealing with the relationships between long-range soil sources and dust properties at receptor sites by field measurements, observational studies, laboratory experiments, and numerical models.Dr. Beatrice Moroni
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- Soil/dust mineralogy and geochemistry
- Physical properties of soil/dust
- Individual particle characteristics
- Soil erosion
- Cloud chemistry
- Remote sensing
- Trajectory analysis
- Receptor models
- Particle dispersion and transport models
- Field measurements/laboratory experiments