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Dust Devil Sediment Transport: From Lab to Field to Global Impact

Klose, Martina; Jemmett-Smith, Bradley C.; Kahanpaa, Henrik; Kahre, Melinda; Knippertz, Peter; Lemmon, Mark T.; Lewis, Stephen R.; Lorenz, Ralph D.; Neakrase, Lynn D. V.; Newman, Claire; Patel, Manish R.; Reiss, Dennis; Spiga, Aymeric and Whelley, Patrick L. (2016). Dust Devil Sediment Transport: From Lab to Field to Global Impact. Space Science Reviews, 203(1) pp. 377–426.

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Abstract

The impact of dust aerosols on the climate and environment of Earth and Mars is complex and forms a major area of research. A difficulty arises in estimating the contribution of small-scale dust devils to the total dust aerosol. This difficulty is due to uncertainties in the amount of dust lifted by individual dust devils, the frequency of dust devil occurrence, and the lack of statistical generality of individual experiments and observations. In this paper, we review results of observational, laboratory, and modeling studies and provide an overview of dust devil dust transport on various spatio-temporal scales as obtained with the different research approaches. Methods used for the investigation of dust devils on Earth and Mars vary. For example, while the use of imagery for the investigation of dust devil occurrence frequency is common practice for Mars, this is less so the case for Earth. Modeling approaches for Earth and Mars are similar in that they are based on the same underlying theory, but they are applied in different ways. Insights into the benefits and limitations of each approach suggest potential future research focuses, which can further reduce the uncertainty associated with dust devil dust entrainment. The potential impacts of dust devils on the climates of Earth and Mars are discussed on the basis of the presented research results.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 Springer
ISSN: 0038-6308
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
(Aurora Studentship) Martian Regional Dust Storms: Implications for Entry, Descent and LandingST/M00306X/1UK Space Agency (UKSA)
Understanding Planet Mars With Advanced Remote-sensing Datasets and Synergistic studies633127EC (European Commission): FP (inc.Horizon2020 & ERC schemes)
Astronomy and Planetary Sciences at the Open UniversityST/L000776/1STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council)
Keywords: Dust devils; Dust emission; Lab experiments; Field measurements; Modeling; Dust environmental impact; Sediment transport; Earth; Mars; Planetary atmospheres
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Space
Item ID: 46760
Depositing User: Stephen Lewis
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2016 10:15
Last Modified: 03 May 2019 15:36
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/46760
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