Global and regional importance of the direct dust-climate feedback

  title={Global and regional importance of the direct dust-climate feedback},
  author={Jasper F Kok and Daniel S Ward and Natalie M Mahowald and Amato T Evan},
  booktitle={Nature Communications},
Feedbacks between the global dust cycle and the climate system might have amplified past climate changes. Yet, it remains unclear what role the dust–climate feedback will play in future anthropogenic climate change. Here, we estimate the direct dust–climate feedback, arising from changes in the dust direct radiative effect (DRE), using a simple theoretical framework that combines constraints on the dust DRE with a series of climate model results. We find that the direct dust–climate feedback is… CONTINUE READING
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