ACE-ASIA: Regional climatic and atmospheric chemical effects of Asian dust and pollution

John H. Seinfeld, Gregory R. Carmichael, Richard Arimoto, William C. Conant, Frederick J. Brechtel, Timothy S. Bates, Thomas A. Cahill, Antony D. Clarke, Sarah J. Doherty, Piotr J. Flatau, Barry J. Huebert, Jiyoung Kim, Krzystof M. Markowicz, Patricia K. Quinn, Lynn M. Russell, Philip B. Russell, Atsushi Shimizu, Yohei Shinozuka, Chul H. Song, Youhua TangItsushi Uno, Andrew M. Vogelmann, Rodney J. Weber, Jung Hun Woo, Xiao Y. Zhang

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From 5 to 15 April 2001, a massive dust storm occurred over the Asian mainland. At the time of this dust outbreak, the Asian Pacific Regional Aerosol Characterization Experiment (ACE-Asi) field studies were being conducted. Overall, the data acquired during ACE-Asia allow a first-time assessment of the regional climatic and atmospheric chemical effects of a continental-scale mixture of dust and pollution. This paper reviews what information is required to assess aerosol impacts over a continental or hemispheric scale, describes how ACE-Asia addressed the issues, and summarizes what the multidisciplinary studies showed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)367-380
Number of pages14
JournalBulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atmospheric Science


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