Articles | Volume 18, issue 1
Research article
19 Jan 2022
Research article |  | 19 Jan 2022

Simulating glacial dust changes in the Southern Hemisphere using ECHAM6.3-HAM2.3

Stephan Krätschmer, Michèlle van der Does, Frank Lamy, Gerrit Lohmann, Christoph Völker, and Martin Werner

Model code and software

ECHAM6-HAMMOZ model data HAMMOZ consortium

Short summary
We use an atmospheric model coupled to an aerosol model to investigate the global mineral dust cycle with a focus on the Southern Hemisphere for warmer and colder climate states and compare our results to observational data. Our findings suggest that Australia is the predominant source of dust deposited over Antarctica during the last glacial maximum. In addition, we find that the southward transport of dust from all sources to Antarctica happens at lower altitudes in colder climates.