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Atmospheric chemistry

Warming or cooling dust?

Mineral dust particles interact with solar and terrestrial radiation. Statistical analyses of observational data and global simulations reveal that atmospheric dust is coarser than previously thought, and could cause warming of the atmosphere.

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Figure 1: Dust transported off West Africa in 2010.



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Ginoux, P. Warming or cooling dust?. Nature Geosci 10, 246–248 (2017).

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