Sahara dust transported over large distances through the atmosphere with the offshore trade winds is a potential fertilizer of the ocean. NIOZ traces dust originating from the Sahara desert across the whole North-Atlantic Ocean with a trans-Atlantic array of moored equipment with a dust-collecting buoy at surface end of a mooring at the ocean floor.
12 February 2017: Dust session at EGU 2017 (23-28 April)
At the EGU meeting in Vienna in 2017, there will be a dusty PICO session.
8 Dec. 2016: ACPD paper online!
A first for our PhD student Laura Korte: her manuscript was accepted as a discussion paper in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics!
Citation: Korte, L. F., Brummer, G.-J., van der Does, M., Guerreiro, C. V., Hennekam, R., van Hateren, J. A., Jong, D., Munday, C. I., Schouten, S., and Stuut, J.-B. W.: Compositional changes of present-day transatlantic Saharan dust deposition, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., doi:10.5194/acp-2016-1068, in review, 2016.
Read this open-access paper online.
Older Dust updates can be read from here.
Partners in dust
- Carmen Friese
- Catarina Guerreiro
- Malte Jäger
Former members of our Dusty team
- Chris Munday (now in Canada)
- Dirk Jong (graduated from Utrecht University)
Esmee Geerken (now PhD student at NIOZ)
Hans van Hateren (now PhD student at VU Amsterdam)
Katharina Wetterauer (now Master's student at Bremen University)
Korinna Kunde (now Master's student at NOC-Southampton)
Merrith Hogenes (graduated from VU Amsterdam)