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Geosciences. Special Issue "Observing Atmospheric Dynamics and Dust Activity"

by Enric Terradellas last modified Dec 05, 2018 09:31 AM

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Dimitris Kaskaoutis

Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development, National Observatory of Athens, Athens 11810, Greece
Interests: solar radiation; aerosols; remote sensing; dust; meteorology; climatology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Atmospheric dynamics and dust activity are interrelated phenomena, since certain atmospheric circulation patterns facilitate the emission of dust over arid/semi-arid areas around the globe and, on the other hand, radiative forcing of dust may modulate local and regional weather conditions. Dust aerosols have significant impacts on regional and global climate, air quality, marine and terrestrial ecosystems and human health and are systematically examined around the globe via a synergy of ground-based, airborne and satellite instrumentation and numerical simulations. This Special Issue seeks high-quality and innovative manuscripts focusing on the interrelation between atmospheric/meteorological dynamics and dust activity (from emission to final deposition) over global desert and semi-desert regions. Papers examining dust-radiation and dust-cloud interactions are also highly welcome, as are analyses of optical, physical, chemical and mineralogical properties of dust, the seasonality in dust activity over specific regions, sources, sinks and transport pathways of the dust plumes, along with the impacts of dust on climate, ecosystems and human health.

Dr. Dimitris Kaskaoutis
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Meteorology and dust storms
  • Dust-radiation interactions
  • Dust-cloud interactions
  • Dust dynamics modelling
  • Dust chemistry and mineralogy
  • Dust optical properties
  • Dust impacts


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