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IMPACT OF SAHARA DUST AEROSOLS ON REGIONAL CLIMATE OVER THE IBERIAN PENINSULA WITH RegCM4
Year:2014
Research Areas
  • Information technology and adata processing
Information
Abstract
The objective of our study is to investigate the impact of dust aerosols and future changes on regional climate over the Iberian Peninsula, where dust events frequently occur because Sahara desert is very close. The climatic effects of dust aerosols are investigated using the last version of the Regional Climate Model system RegCM4 with a spatial resolution of 20 Km and 18 sigma vertical levels. In relation to the first simulation, initial and lateral boundary conditions are created using reanalysis data. In the second experiment, there is two simulations for the 2050 year with boundary conditions from the CCM3 global model, one containing concentration of dust aerosols and the other omitting dust. The effects of Sahara dust events on ground temperatures and precipitations are presented in this work. The results indicated that dust aerosols generally produced negative radiative forcing at the top of the atmosphere over most areas.
International
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JCR
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Title
FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
ISBN
1018-4619
Impact factor JCR
0,378
Impact info
Volume
23
Journal number
11
From page
2762
To page
2770
Month
NOVIEMBRE
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Juan Luis Perez Camaño (UPM)
  • Autor: Roberto San Jose Garcia (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Departamento: Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos e Ingeniería de Software
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