Articles | Volume 12, issue 19
Research article
12 Oct 2015
Research article |  | 12 Oct 2015

Modeling the global emission, transport and deposition of trace elements associated with mineral dust

Y. Zhang, N. Mahowald, R. A. Scanza, E. Journet, K. Desboeufs, S. Albani, J. F. Kok, G. Zhuang, Y. Chen, D. D. Cohen, A. Paytan, M. D. Patey, E. P. Achterberg, J. P. Engelbrecht, and K. W. Fomba


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (11 Aug 2015) by Gerhard Herndl
AR by Yan Zhang on behalf of the Authors (12 Aug 2015)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 Aug 2015) by Gerhard Herndl
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (31 Aug 2015)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (10 Sep 2015) by Gerhard Herndl
AR by Yan Zhang on behalf of the Authors (15 Sep 2015)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
A new technique to determine a size-fractionated global soil elemental emission inventory based on a global soil and mineralogical data set is introduced. Spatial variability of mineral dust elemental fractions (8 elements, e.g., Ca, Fe, Al) is identified on a global scale, particularly for Ca. The Ca/Al ratio ranged between 0.1 and 5.0 and is confirmed as an indicator of dust source regions by a global dust model. Total and soluble dust element fluxes into different ocean basins are estimated.
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