Global Mineral Dust Transport Model Based on the GISS Three-Dimensional Atmospheric Tracer Transport Model
Entry ID: GISS_MINERAL_DUST_MODEL

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Summary
Abstract: Results from a global mineral dust transport model are available here.

Spatial, temporal, and size distributions of mineral dust with sizes
of less than 10 5m radius were calculated with a global dust model
(Tegen and Fung 1994) based on the GISS three-dimensional atmospheric
tracer transport model (Russell and Lerner 1981). The total dust load
as well as the part that is deflated from disturbed soils was
calculated (Tegen and Fung 1995). The contribution from disturbed
soils should be taken into account in climate change studies (Tegen et
al. 1996). As dust particle size information is important for
calculations of the dust radiative effect, we provide concentrations
for 8 particle size classes with effective radii between 0.1 5m and 10
5m which were transported independently in the model.

Please link to the data set home page to obtain the data sets:
http://data.giss.nasa.gov/dust_tegen/

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Dr. Ina Tegen, NASA/GISS
Dataset Title: Global Mineral Dust Transport Model Based on the GISS Three-Dimensional Atmospheric Tracer Transport Model
Dataset Release Place: New York City, NY, USA
Dataset Publisher: NASA Goddard Insititute For Space Studies
Online Resource: http://data.giss.nasa.gov/dust_tegen/


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 4 degree
Longitude Resolution: 5 degree
Temporal Resolution: 1 month


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >AEROSOL PARTICLE PROPERTIES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >DUST/ASH/SMOKE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Originating Center
NASA/GISS


Data Center
Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.giss.nasa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: INA TEGEN
Email: itegen at bgc-jena.mpg.de


Personnel
SCOTT A. RITZ
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-614-5126
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


INA TEGEN
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: itegen at bgc-jena.mpg.de


Publications/References
Philips, N. A (1957), A coordinate system having some special advantages for numerical forecasting, J. Meterol, 14, 184-185

Russell, G.L. and J. Lerner (1981), A new finite differencing scheme for the tracer transport equation, J. Appl. Meteorol, 20, 1483-1498, http://pubs.giss.nasa.gov/abstracts/1981/Russell_Lerner.html

Tegen, I. and I. Fung (1994), Modeling of mineral dust in the atmosphere: Sources, transport and optical thickness, J. Geophys. Res, 99, 22897-22914, http://pubs.giss.nasa.gov/abstracts/1994/Tegen_Fung.html

Tegen, I. and I. Fung (1995), Contribution to the atmospheric mineral aerosol load from land surface modification, J. Geophys. Res, 100, 18707-18726, http://pubs.giss.nasa.gov/abstracts/1995/Tegen_Fung.html

Tegen, I. and A.A. Lacis (1994), Parameterization of mineral dust particle sizes and their radiative properties for climate impact studies, for climate impact studies. In Aerosols and Atmospheric Optics: Radiative Balance and Visual Air Quality, Proceedings of the International Specialty Conference, 293-305, Snowbird, Utah

Tegen I., A.A. Lacis, and I. Fung (1996), The influence of mineral aerosol from disturbed soils on the global radiation budget, Nature 380, 419-422, http://pubs.giss.nasa.gov/abstracts/1996/Tegen_etal.html

Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-04-06

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