Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 979–988, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-979-2019
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 979–988, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-979-2019

Model description paper 15 Mar 2019

Model description paper | 15 Mar 2019

Development of a dynamic dust source map for NMME-DREAM v1.0 model based on MODIS Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) over the Arabian Peninsula

Stavros Solomos et al.

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In this research we developed a time-dependent dust source map for NMME-DREAM v1.0 model based on the MODIS Normalized Digital Vegetation Index (NDVI). Areas with NDVI < 0.1 are classified as active dust sources. The new modeling system is tested for the analysis of dust particle dispersion over SW Asia using a mesoscale model grid increment of 0.1° × 0.1° km for a period of 1 year. Simulated AOD increased compared to the static dust source approach and there was an increase in dust loads.