We developed FLEXDUST to calculate global dust emissions, and in particular dust emissions at high latitudes and Iceland. The source code is available here.

The references below provide model descriptions and application examples.

Groot Zwaaftink, C.D. Ó. Arnalds, P. Dagsson-Waldhauserova, S. Eckhardt, J. M. Prospero, A. Stohl (2017), Temporal and spatial variability of Icelandic dust emission and atmospheric transport. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17, 10865-10878, doi:10.5194/acp-17-10865-2017

Wittmann, M., C. D. Groot Zwaaftink, L. Steffensen Schmidt, S. Guðmundsson, F. Pálsson, O. Arnalds, H. Björnsson, T. Thorsteinsson, and A. Stohl, 2017, Impact of dust deposition on the albedo of Vatnajökull ice cap, Iceland, The Cryosphere, 11(2), 741-754, doi:10.5194/tc-11-741-2017

Groot Zwaaftink, C. D., H. Grythe, H. Skov, A. Stohl, (2016) Substantial contribution of northern high-latitude sources to mineral dust in the Arctic, Journal of Geophysical Research, 121, 13,678–13,697, DOI: 10.1002/2016JD025482

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