Articles | Volume 11, issue 6
Clim. Past, 11, 869–903, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-11-869-2015
Clim. Past, 11, 869–903, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-11-869-2015

Research article 11 Jun 2015

Research article | 11 Jun 2015

Twelve thousand years of dust: the Holocene global dust cycle constrained by natural archives

S. Albani et al.

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We propose an innovative framework to organize paleodust records, formalized in a publicly accessible database, and discuss the emerging properties of the global dust cycle during the Holocene by integrating our analysis with simulations performed with the Community Earth System Model. We show how the size distribution of dust is intrinsically related to the dust mass accumulation rates and that only considering a consistent size range allows for a consistent analysis of the global dust cycle.