Dust-Climate Interactions

  • Rainfall in Africa affects the magnitude of dust transport

  • African dust directly interacts with incoming solar radiation and can facilitate the nucleation of liquid cloud droplets and ice crystals

Dust and Air Quality

  • Dust is linked to high concentrations of particulate matter that may adversely impact human health

Dust and Nutrients

  • African dust is thought to be an important supply of nutrients important for tropical forests and marine phytoplankton

Remote Sensing

  • The BACO dust record has been vital for improving remote sensing products