A 1500 year aeolian history as recorded in a peat bog from northern Romania: dust fluxes and deposition control in comparison with Western Europe

Andrei Marian PANAIT et al.

Abstract


Dust consists of small particles that reached the atmosphere from various sources (arid or semi-arid regions) via aeolian processes. Dust plays an important role in climate systems due to the changes it can induce in the radiative properties of the atmosphere;  reflecting or absorbing solar radiation, or, indirectly, by affecting  cloud formation and precipitation patterns. Dust transport and deposition can vary over time and space, and it is controlled mainly by climatic characteristics (e.g., precipitation, wind speed, the movement of air masses)

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4316/GEOREVIEW.2016.0.0.343