A21L:
Long-Range Transport of Dust and Pollution in the Past, Present, and Future I


Session ID#: 10697

Session Description:
With the changing land-use, land-cover and climate, dust storms have become more frequent. Dusts are produced from the desert regions of the world and are transported to long distances, affecting human health, transport industry (aviation), oceanic/terrestrial nutrient supplies, atmospheric and cloud properties. The track of dust storms can change quickly depending upon prevailing atmospheric and meteorological conditions. Thus, emission mechanisms of dust and their intercontinental transport have drawn large interests equally amongst the experimentalist and modelers. An early warning system of present day dust transport and transformation, and future climate feedback will help us alleviate large-scale damages and improve the utilization for biological productivity. 

We invite contributions related to dusts and their local, regional and global impacts on human  health, monsoons, clouds, hydrological cycle, ocean color/biology, atmospheric radiation, snow and glaciers.

Primary Conveners:  Prabir Kumar Patra, JAMSTEC Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Kanagawa, Japan
Conveners:  Ramesh P Singh, Chapman University, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Orange, CA, United States, Hesham Mohamed El-Askary, Chapman University, Center of Excellence in Earth Systems Modeling & Observations, Orange, CA, United States and Gisela Winckler, Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States
Chairs:  Gisela Winckler, Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States, Hesham Mohamed El-Askary, Chapman University, Center of Excellence in Earth Systems Modeling & Observations, Orange, CA, United States, William A Sprigg, University of Arizona, Atmospheric Sciences, Tucson, AZ, United States and Prabir Kumar Patra, JAMSTEC Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Kanagawa, Japan
OSPA Liaisons:  Prabir Kumar Patra, JAMSTEC Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Kanagawa, Japan
Index Terms:

0305 Aerosols and particles [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
0426 Biosphere/atmosphere interactions [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
1631 Land/atmosphere interactions [GLOBAL CHANGE]
4313 Extreme events [NATURAL HAZARDS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Stephanie Kienast, Dalhousie University, Oceanography Dept., Halifax, NS, Canada, Gisela Winckler, Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States, Jörg Lippold, Universitaet, Bern, Switzerland and Natalie M Mahowald, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States
Alfredo Martinez-Garcia, Max Plank Institut for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany; ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Joseph R McConnell1, Monica M Arienzo1, Nathan Chellman1, Mark A Curran2, Diedrich Fritzsche3, Sepp Kipfstuhl4, Robert Mulvaney5, Michael Sigl1, Jorgen Peder Steffensen6, Andrew Lodermeier Wilson7 and Audrey M Yau1, (1)Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV, United States, (2)Australian Antarctic Division, Hobart, Australia, (3)Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz-Center for Polar and Marine Research Potsdam, Department of Periglacial Research, Potsdam, Germany, (4)Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz-Center for Polar and Marine Research Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven, Germany, (5)British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, United Kingdom, (6)Centre for Ice and Climate, Copenhagen, Denmark, (7)University of Oxford, Institute of Archaeology, Oxford, United Kingdom
Jeffrey P Severinghaus1, Jean-Robert Petit2, Joe McConnell3, Sarah Ann Shackleton1 and Daniel Baggenstos4, (1)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)Institut des Géosciences de l'Environnement, Saint Martin d'Hères, France, (3)Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV, United States, (4)University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Armin Sorooshian1, Ewan Crosbie2, Haflidi Jonsson3, Zhen WANG1, Lindsay Maudlin4, Roy K Woods5, David Lopez4 and Michael Rabbani4, (1)University of Arizona, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Tucson, AZ, United States, (2)NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States, (3)Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, United States, (4)University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States, (5)CIRPAS, Monterey, CA, United States
Joanna E Bullard, Loughborough University, Geography, Leicestershire, UNITED KINGDOM, Matthew C Baddock, Loughborough University, Geography, Loughborough, United Kingdom, Santiago Gasso, GESTAR/NASA, Silver Spring, MD, United States and Throstur Thorsteinsson, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
Olga V. Kalashnikova, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, Meredith Franklin, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Michael J Garay, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States and David J Diner, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Carlos Pérez García-Pando1, Ron L Miller2, Jan P Perlwitz1, Jasper F Kok3, Rachel Scanza4 and Natalie M Mahowald5, (1)Columbia Univ c/o NASA/GISS, New York, NY, United States, (2)NASA/GISS, New York, NY, United States, (3)University of California Los Angeles, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (4)Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States, (5)Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States