5 results match your criteria Aeolian Research[Journal]

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Increased Shamal winds and dust activity over the Arabian Peninsula during the COVID-19 lockdown period in 2020.

Aeolian Res 2022 Mar 28;55:100786. Epub 2022 Feb 28.

Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD), P.O Box 45553, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

While anthropogenic pollutants have decreased during the lockdown imposed as an effort to contain the spread of the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), changes in particulate matter (PM) do not necessarily exhibit the same tendency. This is the case for the eastern Arabian Peninsula, where in March-June 2020, and with respect to the same period in 2016-2019, a 30 % increase in PM concentration is observed. A stronger than normal nocturnal low-level jet and subtropical jet over parts of Saudi Arabia, in response to anomalous convection over the tropical Indian Ocean, promoted enhanced and more frequent episodes of Shamal winds over the Arabian Peninsula. Read More

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Aeolian dune sediment flux heterogeneity in Meridiani Planum, Mars.

Aeolian Res 2017 Jun 5;26:73-88. Epub 2016 Oct 5.

Carl Sagan Center at the SETI Institute, 189 Bernardo Ave, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

It is now known unambiguously that wind-driven bedform activity is occurring on the surface of Mars today, including early detections of active sand dunes in Meridiani Planum's Endeavour crater. Many of these reports are only based on a few sets of observations of relatively isolated bedforms and lack regional context. Here, we investigate aeolian activity across central Meridiani Planum and test the hypothesis that dune sites surrounding Endeavour crater are also active and part of region-wide sediment migration driven by northwesterly winds. Read More

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Temporal profile of PM and associated health effects in one of the most polluted cities of the world (Ahvaz, Iran) between 2009 and 2014.

Aeolian Res 2016 Sep 20;22:135-140. Epub 2016 Aug 20.

Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Yasuj University of Medical Science, Yasuj, Iran.

Ahvaz, Iran ranks as the most polluted city of the world in terms of PM concentrations that lead to deleterious effects on its inhabitants. This study examines diurnal, weekly, monthly and annual fluctuations of PM between 2009 and 2014 in Ahvaz. Health effects of PM levels are also assessed using the World Health Organization AirQ software. Read More

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September 2016

Simulation of windblown dust transport from a mine tailings impoundment using a computational fluid dynamics model.

Aeolian Res 2014 Sep;14:75-83

Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States.

Mining operations are potential sources of airborne particulate metal and metalloid contaminants through both direct smelter emissions and wind erosion of mine tailings. The warmer, drier conditions predicted for the Southwestern US by climate models may make contaminated atmospheric dust and aerosols increasingly important, due to potential deleterious effects on human health and ecology. Dust emissions and dispersion of dust and aerosol from the Iron King Mine tailings in Dewey-Humboldt, Arizona, a Superfund site, are currently being investigated through in situ field measurements and computational fluid dynamics modeling. Read More

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September 2014
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