Articles | Volume 11, issue 3
Development and technical paper
16 Mar 2018
Development and technical paper |  | 16 Mar 2018

Revised mineral dust emissions in the atmospheric chemistry–climate model EMAC (MESSy 2.52 DU_Astitha1 KKDU2017 patch)

Klaus Klingmüller, Swen Metzger, Mohamed Abdelkader, Vlassis A. Karydis, Georgiy L. Stenchikov, Andrea Pozzer, and Jos Lelieveld


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AR by Klaus Klingmüller on behalf of the Authors (23 Nov 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (02 Feb 2018) by Samuel Remy
AR by Klaus Klingmüller on behalf of the Authors (06 Feb 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
More than 1 billion tons of mineral dust particles are raised into the atmosphere every year, which has a significant impact on climate, society and ecosystems. The location, time and amount of dust emissions depend on surface and wind conditions. In the atmospheric chemistry–climate model EMAC, we have updated the relevant surface data and equations. Our validation shows that the updates substantially improve the agreement of model results and observations.