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Richard A. Hansell, Si-Chee Tsay, N. Christina Hsu, Qiang Ji, Shaun W. Bell, Brent N. Holben, Ellsworth J. Welton, Ted L. Roush, W. Zhang, J. Huang, Zhanqing Li and H. Chen An assessment of the surface longwave direct radiative effect of airborne dust in Zhangye, China, during the Asian Monsoon Years field experiment (2008) Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres (1984–2012) 117

Version of Record online: 4 JUL 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2011JD017370

Key Points

  • LW surface forcing at Zhangye is ~2X greater than that at Cape Verde
  • Strong dust absorption at Zhangye largely contributes to LW forcing
  • Over one-half of SW surface cooling at Zhangye is compensated by LW warming

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