The Impact of Desert Dust Across the Mediterranean

  • Stefano Guerzoni
  • Roy Chester

Part of the Environmental Science and Technology Library book series (ENST, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Modeling and Climate

    1. F. Dulac, C. Moulin, C. E. Lambert, F. Guillard, J. Poitou, W. Guelle et al.
      Pages 25-49
    2. M. Schulz, Y. Balkanski, W. Guelle, F. Dulac, C. Moulin, C. E. Lambert
      Pages 51-58
    3. Y. Balkanski, M. Schulz, B. Marticorena, G. Bergametti, W. Guelle, F. Dulac et al.
      Pages 69-76
    4. U. Dayan, J. L. Heffter, J. M. Miller
      Pages 103-112
  3. Geology and Source Regions

    1. L. Kiefert, G. H. McTainsh, W. G. Nickling
      Pages 183-190
    2. A. Avila, I. Queralt, F. Gallart, J. Martin-Vide
      Pages 201-205
    3. C. Guieu, A. J. Thomas
      Pages 207-216
    4. O. Le Bolloch, S. Guerzoni, E. Molinaroli
      Pages 217-222
    5. G. De Falco, E. Molinaroli, S. Rabitti
      Pages 233-238
  4. Chemical Fluxes and Composition of the Atmosphere

    1. P. Bonelli, G. M. Braga Marcazzan, E. Cereda
      Pages 275-283
    2. D. Wagenbach, S. Preunkert, J. Schäfer, W. Jung, L. Tomadin
      Pages 291-300
    3. P. Bonasoni, T. Colombo, R. Lenaz, G. Tesi, F. Evangelisti, G. Giovanelli et al.
      Pages 313-322
    4. A. Carratala, J. Bellot, A. Gomez, M. Millan
      Pages 323-332
    5. S. Bellandi, C. Oppo, R. Udisti, F. Pantani
      Pages 369-373
    6. R. Udisti, M. Mangoni, S. Guerzoni, J. Hjorth, O. Le Bolloch, G. Piccardi et al.
      Pages 381-386
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 387-391

About this book


The atmosphere is an important pathway for the transport of continentally-derived material to the oceans. In this respect the Mediterranean Sea is of special importance because its atmosphere receives inputs of anthropogenic aerosols from the north and desert- derived Saharan dusts from the south. The dusts, much of which is transported in the form of seasonal `pulses', have important effects on climate, marine chemistry and sedimentation in the Mediterranean Sea. This volume brings together reviews and specific-topic papers on the following aspects of Saharan dust transport to the Mediterranean Sea: (i) the modelling of Saharan dust transport, (ii) the chemistry and mineralogy of the dusts and their effect on precipitation, (iii) the contribution of the dusts to marine sedimentation, (iv) the aerobiology of the dusts, and (v) climatic implications of Saharan dust transport. The volume is aimed at students and researchers with an interest in the climate, biogeochemistry and geology of the Mediterranean Sea.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Stefano Guerzoni
    • 1
    • 2
  • Roy Chester
    • 3
  1. 1.Istituto di Geologia MarinaCNRBolognaItaly
  2. 2.International Marine CentreOristanoItaly
  3. 3.Oceanography Laboratories, Department of Earth SciencesThe University of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4764-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-3354-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1382-3124
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