A22D:
Long-Range Transport of Dust and Pollution in the Past, Present, and Future II


Session ID#: 10932

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:  Ramesh P Singh, Chapman University, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Orange, CA, United States, Prabir Kumar Patra, JAMSTEC Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Kanagawa, Japan and Hesham Mohamed El-Askary, Chapman University, Center of Excellence in Earth Systems Modeling & Observations, Orange, CA, United States
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:

William A Sprigg, University of Arizona, Atmospheric Sciences, Tucson, AZ, United States
Christos S Zerefos1,2, John N Kapsomenakis1,2, Vassilis Amiridis3, Stavros Solomos3, Kostas Eleftheratos4, Evangelos Gerasopoulos2,3, Christos Repapis5, Henk Eskes6, Antje Inness7, Emilio Cuevas8 and Pascal Hedelt9, (1)Rsrch Cnter Atmos Phy & Clim, Academy of Athens, Athens, Greece, (2)Navarino Environmental Observatory, Messinia, Greece, (3)National Observatory of Athens, Athens, Greece, (4)Laboratory of Climatology and Atmospheric Environment, University of Athens, Athens, Greece, (5)Mariolopoulos-Kanaginis Foundation for the Environmental Sciences, Athens, Greece, (6)Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, De Bilt, Netherlands, (7)ECMWF, Reading, United Kingdom, (8)Izana Atmospheric Research Center, AEMET, Tenerife, Spain, (9)Institut für Methodik der Fernerkundung, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Oberpfaffenhofen, Weßling, Germany
Keiya Yumimoto1, Taichu Y Tanaka2, Akinori Ogi2, Tsuyoshi Thomas Sekiyama3, Takashi Maki1, Hiroshi Murakami4,5, Maki Kikuchi5 and Takashi M Nagao5, (1)Meteorological Research Institute, Ibaraki, Japan, (2)Japan Meteorological Agency, Tokyo, Japan, (3)Meteorological Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan, (4)Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, 2) Earth Observation Research Center, Tukuba, Japan, (5)Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Earth Observation Research Center, Tsukuba, Japan
Natalie M Mahowald1, Samuel Albani1, Molly Smith1, Remi Losno2, Beatrice Marticorena2, David A Ridley3, Colette L Heald3 and Zihan Qu4, (1)Cornell University, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Ithaca, NY, United States, (2)University Denis Diderot Paris VII, Paris Cedex 13, France, (3)MIT, Cambridge, MA, United States, (4)IPGP, Paris, France
Alexander Marshak, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Weidong Yang, Universities Space Research Association Greenbelt, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Tamas Varnai, University of Maryland Baltimore County, JCET, Baltimore, MD, United States and Alexander B Kostinski, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, United States
Paul A Ginoux, NOAA GFDL, Princeton, NJ, United States and Carlos Pérez García-Pando, Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States
Gayan Randika Sampath Rubasinghege and Omar A Hurub, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Chemistry, Socorro, NM, United States