22 (2): Dust

Eds: Merkel U, Rousseau D-D, Stuut J-B, Winckler G, von Gunten L & Kiefer T

Past Global Changes Magazine, vol. 22(2), 57-116, 2014


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This issue of PAGES Magazine addresses mineral dust, giving an overview of the science the ADOM working group has focused on in recent years. It covers both modern developments and paleo archives and highlights challenges to state-of-the art dust research. It also outlines how PAGES' new dust working group, DICE (Dust Impact on Climate and Environment), plans to build on ADOM's work.

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Individual Articles

 > Contents


 > News, Calendar, Featured products
 > YSM special issue

Science Highlights


 > Editorial: Present and past mineral dust variations – a cross-disciplinary challenge for research
Ute Merkel, D.-D. Rousseau, J.-B. W. Stuut and G. Winckler

 > Mineral dust: Meteorological controls and climate impacts
Kerstin Schepanski, U. Merkel and I. Tegen

 > Dust deposition rates derived from optical satellite observations
Luca Lelli, W. von Hoyningen-Huene, M. Vountas, M. Jäger and J.P. Burrows

 > Including dust dynamics in paleoclimate modeling
Yaping Shao

 > Characterizing the temporal and spatial variability of African dust over the Atlantic
Joseph M. Prospero

 > The significance of particle size of long-range transported mineral dust
Jan-Berend W. Stuut and Maarten A. Prins

 > A 10,000 km dust highway between the Taklamakan Desert and Greenland
Aloys J-M Bory

 > The enigma of dust provenance: where else does Antarctic dust come from?
Paul Vallelonga

 > Evidence that local dust sources supply low-elevation Antarctic regions
Bess G. Koffman and Karl J. Kreutz

 > South American dust signature in geological archives of the Southern Hemisphere
Stefania Gili and Diego M. Gaiero

 > Fingerprinting aeolian dust in marine sediment: examples from Australia
Patrick De Deckker

 > Iron fertilization in the glacial ocean
Alfredo Martínez-García and Gisela Winckler

 > Loess as a Quaternary paleoenvironmental indicator
Daniel R. Muhs, M.A. Prins and B. Machalett

 > Abrupt climate changes recorded in loess sequences
Denis-Didier Rousseau and Adriana Sima

 > Extracting paleodust information from peat geochemistry
François De Vleeschouwer, M. Ferrat, H. McGowan, H. Vanneste and D. Weiss

Program News

 > DICE: Dust impact on climate and environment
 > DIRTMAP: development of a web-based dust archive
 > Share your geoscience resources in EarthCube's Paleogeoscience Catalog
 > Carbon in Peat on EArth through Time (C-PEAT)
 > The quest for temperature and hydroclimate records
 > Millennial-scale climate variability in the American tropics and subtropics
 > Ice Core Young Scientists

Workshop Reports

 > Past sea ice reconstruction - proxy data and modeling
 > PAGES2k: Advances in climate field reconstructions
 > Understanding and reconstructing the Asian climate of the last 2000 years
 > A novel multiproxy approach: The PAGES North America 2k working group
 > Australasia’s climate variability: clues drawn from paleoclimate and model data
 > Paleovariability: Data Model Comparisons
 > Third general meeting of PMIP3
 > Age models, chronologies, and databases workshop
 > Paleoecological data analysis with R” course for Latin American researchers
 > Towards a more accurate quantification of human-environment interactions in the past
 > Ramsar Wetlands: Understanding Change in Ecological Character
 > Dendrochronology heats up Down Under
 > Cast, cut, sample and analyze: A practical approach to processing speleothems
 > Mediterranean Holocene climate and human societies
 > Modeling and data perspectives on reconstructing Late Pleistocene ice sheets
 > Constraining Holocene solar forcing by “detection and attribution”

Scientific Interview

 > Tom Crowley (1948-2014)

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