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dc.contributor.authorMcTainsh, Granten_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, Andrew Yiu-chungen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcGowan, Hamishen_US
dc.contributor.authorLeys, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.authorTews, Kennen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:00:01Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:00:01Z
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.date.modified2009-10-01T05:51:42Z
dc.identifier.issn13522310en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.atmosenv.2004.10.016en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/4419
dc.description.abstractThe dust storm of 23 October 2002 covered most of eastern Australia and carried one of the largest recorded dust loads in Australia. In the 6 months leading up to the event, severe drought conditions in eastern Australia, plus above average maximum temperatures resulted in high potential evapo-transpiration rates, producing severe soil moisture deficits and reduced vegetation cover. Although increased wind speeds associated with a fast moving cold front were the meteorological driving force, these winds speeds were lower than those for the previously documented large dust storms. The dust storm was 2400 km long, up to 400 km across and 1.5-2.5 km in height. The plume area was estimated at 840,860 km2 and the dust load at 0900 h was 3.35-4.85 million tones (Mt). These dust load estimates are highly sensitive to assumptions, regarding visibility-dust concentration relationships, vertical dust concentration profiles and dust ceilings. The event is examined using meteorological records, remote sensing and air quality monitoring.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherPergamon Pressen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/246/description#descriptionen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1227en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1236en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAtmospheric Environmenten_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume39en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode260699en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode300899en_US
dc.titleThe 23rd October, 2002 dust storm in eastern Australia: characteristics and meteorological conditions.en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.date.issued2005
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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