30 Nov '17, 11am

Climate Connection: Unraveling the Surprising Ecology of Dust

Climate Connection: Unraveling the Surprising Ecology of Dust

Nutrient-rich dust is critical, as well, in the oceans. “Dust depositions deliver nutrients that are in very, very scarce supply,” said Jason Neff, a professor of environmental biogeochemistry at the University of Colorado. “Iron, phosphorous, nitrogen, carbon, and other micronutrients in the open ocean lead to higher marine productivity.” A case in point: A massive 2009 dust storm in Australia called Red Dawn (the largest loss of soil in history there), followed by another large dust storm, caused a huge spike in the growth of phytoplankton in the Tasman Sea because of high levels of iron in the wind-blown soil. Such phytoplankton blooms can pull substantial amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as the marine algae photosynthesize. Dust clouds and the aerosol particles they contain have major impacts on climate in other ways, such as the blocking of sunlight heade...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/features/climate-connection-unraveli...

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