Sensitivity of desert dust emissions modeling to horizontal resolution: a case study during the Bodélé Dust Experiment 2005

Bouet, Christian, Cautenet, Guy, Bergametti, Gilles, Marticorena, Béatrice, Todd, Martin and Washington, Richard (2012) Sensitivity of desert dust emissions modeling to horizontal resolution: a case study during the Bodélé Dust Experiment 2005. Atmospheric Environment, 50. pp. 377-380. ISSN 1352-2310

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Abstract

The impact of model horizontal grid spacing on meteorology and dust emissions in the Bodélé depression was investigated during the well-documented period of the Bodélé Dust Experiment 2005 (BoDEx 2005). Five horizontal grid spacing ranging from 100 km to 5 km were tested. The main conclusion of these sensitivity tests is that the meteorology of the Bodélé depression is quite insensitive to model horizontal grid spacing below 50 km in agreement with Todd et al.'s (2008b) results. Below 50 km, dust emissions also appear relatively insensitive to model mesh size, the influence of model horizontal grid spacing on dust emissions tending towards an asymptotic behavior as model mesh size is reduced

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Depositing User: Martin Todd
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2013 11:15
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2013 11:15
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/11208

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