Dynamic characteristics of spring sandstorms in 2000

Xiuji Zhou, Xiangde Xu, Peng Yan, Yonghui Weng, Jianlin Wang

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Systematical analyses of spring sandstorms in 2000 affecting Beijing area are carried out. Results revealed the key dynamic mechanisms of dust storm during its mobilization, lifting, horizontal advection and deposition processes. It turns out that in the processes of sandstorms influencing Beijing area in March-April 2000, the dynamic conditions for dust mobilization are significantly correlated with phenomena, such as cold air-related climatic activities, clay soils are of North China and surface friction velocity anomaly. The characteristics of sandstorm can be described by composite mode of dust particles mobilization-lifting-long-range transport. This paper will provide scientific evidences for further studies, prediction and harness of sandstorms in China.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)921-930
Number of pages10
JournalScience in China, Series D: Earth Sciences
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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