Mobilization, Transport, Deposition

Edited by

Christer Morales - Swedish Natural Science Research Council
Ecological Research Committee, Stockholm, Sweden

Papers and Recommendations from a Workshop held in Gothenburg, Sweden, 25-28 April 1977

Published on behalf of the

Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE)

of the

International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU)


John Wiley & Sons

Chichester, New York, Brisbane, Toronto

Click on a chapter number to open pdf.

Title Pages
Table of Contents


Introduction and Aims of the Workshop
The Three Important Processes Involved
Participants in the Workshop


(a) General Description and Ecology

Chapter 1 - Review of the North African Climate with Particular Emphasis on the Production of Eolian Dust in the Sahel Zone and in the Sahara - J. Dubief
Chapter 2 - The Importance of Mineral Dust as an Atmospheric Constituent - C. Junge
Chapter 3 - Ecology and Dust Transport - B Lundholm

(b) Mobilization

Chapter 4 - Environmental Factors Affecting Dust Emission by Wind Erosion - D.A. Gillette

(c) Transport

Chapter 5 - The African Dust Plume: Its Characteristics and Propagation Across West Africa in Winter - A.E. Kalu
Chapter 6 - The Use of Meteorological Observations for Studies of the Mobilization, Transport, and Deposition of Saharan Soil Dust - C. Morales
Chapter 7 - The Tropospheric Circulation Over Africa and its Relation to the Global Tropospheric Circulation - R.E. Newell and J.W. Kidson
Chapter 8 - Monitoring Saharan Aerosol Transport by Means of Atmospheric Turbidity Measurements - J.M. Prospero, D.L. Savoie, T.N. Carlson, and R.T. Nees
Chapter 9 - East Mediterranean Trajectories of Dust-carrying Storms from the Sahara and Sinai - D.H. Yaalon and E. Ganor

(d) Monitoring and Deposition

Chapter 10 - Saharan Dust Sedimentation in the Western Mediterranean Sea - K.G. Eriksson
Chapter 11 - The Use of Moss-bags in Aerosol Monitoring - G.T. Goodman, M.J. Inskip, S. Smith, G.D.R. Parry, and M.A.S. Burton
Chapter 12 - Monitoring and Critical Review of the Estimated Source Strength of Mineral Dust from the Sahara - R. Jaenicke
Chapter 13 - Long-range Impact of Desert Aerosol on Atmospheric Chemistry: Two Examples - K.A. Rahn, R.D. Borys, G.E. Shaw, L. Schutz, and R. Jaenicke
Chapter 14 - Sahara Dust Transport Over the North Atlantic Ocean - Model Calculations and Measurements - L. Schutz
Chapter 15 - A Possible Method for the Sampling of Saharan Dust - B. Steen
Chapter 16 - Techniques for Measuring Dry Deposition. Summary of WMO Expert Meeting on Dry Deposition, April 18-22, 1977, Gothenburg - B. Steen