Characteristic Analysis of Sandstorms in Taklamakan Desert

Teng-Ling Luo, Wei-Ming Zhang, Qun-Bo Huang, Yi Yu, De Xing, Xiang Xing, L. Long, Y. Li, X. Li, Y. Dai, H. Yang
2017 ITM Web of Conferences  
Firstly, the annual variation of sandstorm and strong sandstorm weather process in China from 2000 to 2012 is analyzed according to the"Sand-Dust Weather Yearbook" (2012). Secondly, based on the ERA-Interim Reanalysis from ECMWF and MISR data from the Terra satellite, we investigate the correlation between different dust weather process and land meteorological elements. Finally, the temporal and spatial distribution features of the aerosol optical depth (AOD) in the Taklamakan Desert is
more » ... n Desert is studied. And we compare the Taklamakan Desert AOD with nationwide AOD. The results show that: (1) the frequency of sandstorm and strong sandstorm has shown a downward trend and the occurrence of sandstorm decreases more in recent years. (2) In the Taklamakan Desert, the number of sandstorm is positively correlated with the surface temperature, meanwhile, negatively related to the surface relative humidity. (3) In all seasons, the average of AOD in Taklamakan Desert is higher than that of the whole country, and there are obvious differences among the four seasons.
doi:10.1051/itmconf/20171204022 fatcat:lj65hc6bbjhw3pstj42cg3lksq