Relationships between the dust concentrations over eastern Asia and the remote North Pacific

Y. Gao, R. Arimoto, M. Y. Zhou, J. T. Merrill, R. A. Duce

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Dust storm reports as well as chemical data indicate that 1988 and 1989 were high-dust and low-dust years in eastern Asia, respectively. This pattern was not reflected in data from Midway, a remote island in the North Pacific, where the mineral aerosol concentrations during 1989 were as high as or higher than any year for which data are available. Analyses of meteorological data showed that the amount of precipitation, the strength of the westerly winds, and the position of large-scale meteorological features were related to the dust concentrations over eastern Asia. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9867-9872
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Issue numberD9
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Palaeontology


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