Aeolian dust, initiator, player, and recorder of environmental change (co-organized)
Convener: Jan-Berend Stuut  | Co-Convener: Peter Knippertz 
Oral Programme
 / Thu, 07 Apr, 08:30–12:00  / Room 15
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Thu, 07 Apr, 15:30–17:00  / Display Thu, 07 Apr, 08:00–19:30  / Hall XL
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD21 

The interactions between aerosols, climate, and weather are among the large uncertainties of current climate and atmospheric research. Mineral dust is an important natural source of aerosol with significant implications on radiation, cloud microphysics, atmospheric chemistry and the carbon cycle via the fertilization of marine and terrestrial ecosystems.
In addition, properties of dust deposited in sediments and ice cores are important (paleo-)climate indicators.

This interdivision session is open to contributions dealing with:
(1) measurements of all aspects of the dust cycle (emission, transport, deposition, size distribution, particle characteristics) with in situ and remote sensing
(2) numerical simulations of dust on global and regional scales,
(3) meteorological conditions for dust storms and dust transport,
(4) interactions of dust with clouds and radiation,
(5) influence of dust on atmospheric chemistry,
(6) fertilization of ecosystems through dust deposition,
(7) any study using dust as a (paleo-)climate indicator including investigations of
* Loess,
* ice cores,
* lake sediments,
* ocean sediments, and
* dunes.
We especially encourage our colleagues to submit papers on the integration of different disciplines and/or modeling of past, present and future climates.

Confirmed solicited speakers so far are:
Helen Brindley (Imperial College, London, UK)
Charlie Bristow (Birkbeck Univ. London,UK)
Björn Machalett (Aberystwyth Univ. Wales, UK)
Beatrice Marticorena (LISA, Paris, France)

Public information: This interdivision session brings together a multitude of scientific disciplines dedicated to the study of aeolian dust.
The session, held on Thursday 7 April, consists of two blocks oral presentations in room 15, which start at 8.30. In these oral blocks there will be with twelve oral presentations of which four have been invited to present their work as solicited talks. All sollicited talks are scheduled at the beginnings and ends of the blocks.
The 22 posters in this session will be presented all day on Thursday 7 April and the authors will be in attendance from 15.30 - 17.00.
Related event: AS1.16 – African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis (AMMA)
Oral Programme
 / Thu, 07 Apr, 13:30–17:00  / Room 10
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Thu, 07 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Display Thu, 07 Apr, 08:00–19:30  / Halls X/Y