New Model Projects an Increase in Dust Storms in the U.S.

July 17, 2017

A new statistical model developed by researchers at Princeton University and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) predicts that climate change will amplify dust activity in parts of the U.S. in the latter half of the 21st century, which may lead to the increased frequency of spectacular dust storms that have far-reaching impacts on public health and infrastructure.  The study, published today in Scientific Reports, was led by AOS Associate Research Scholar Bing Pu and coauthored by Paul Ginoux, a physical scientist at GFDL. GFDL Research Highlights

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