Study of Radiative Forcing of Dust Aerosols and its impact on Climate Characteristics

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/255455
Title:
Study of Radiative Forcing of Dust Aerosols and its impact on Climate Characteristics
Authors:
Qureshi, Fawwad H
Abstract:
The purpose of following project is to study the effect of dust aerosols on the radiative forcing which is directly related to the surface temperature. A single column radiative convective model is used for simulation purpose. A series of simulations have been performed by varying the amount of dust aerosols present in the atmosphere to study the trends in ground temperature, heating rate and radiative forcing for both its longwave and shortwave components. A case study for dust storm is also performed as dust storms are common in Arabian Peninsula. A sensitivity analyses is also performed to study the relationship of surface temperature minimum and maximum against aerosol concentration, single scattering albedo and asymmetry factor. These analyses are performed to get more insight into the role of dust aerosols on radiative forcing.
Advisors:
Stenchikov, Georgiy ( 0000-0001-9033-4925 )
Committee Member:
Laleg-Kirati, Taous-Meriem ( 0000-0001-5944-0121 ) ; Purakkal, Jishprakash P.
KAUST Department:
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Program:
Applied Mathematics and Computational Science
Issue Date:
Dec-2012
Type:
Thesis
Appears in Collections:
Applied Mathematics and Computational Science Program; Theses; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorStenchikov, Georgiyen
dc.contributor.authorQureshi, Fawwad Hen
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-12T06:59:54Z-
dc.date.available2012-12-12T06:59:54Z-
dc.date.issued2012-12en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/255455en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of following project is to study the effect of dust aerosols on the radiative forcing which is directly related to the surface temperature. A single column radiative convective model is used for simulation purpose. A series of simulations have been performed by varying the amount of dust aerosols present in the atmosphere to study the trends in ground temperature, heating rate and radiative forcing for both its longwave and shortwave components. A case study for dust storm is also performed as dust storms are common in Arabian Peninsula. A sensitivity analyses is also performed to study the relationship of surface temperature minimum and maximum against aerosol concentration, single scattering albedo and asymmetry factor. These analyses are performed to get more insight into the role of dust aerosols on radiative forcing.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectAerosolen
dc.subjectradiative forcingen
dc.subjectradiative convective modelen
dc.subjectDusten
dc.titleStudy of Radiative Forcing of Dust Aerosols and its impact on Climate Characteristicsen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
thesis.degree.grantorKing Abdullah University of Science and Technologyen_GB
dc.contributor.committeememberLaleg-Kirati, Taous-Meriemen
dc.contributor.committeememberPurakkal, Jishprakash P.en
thesis.degree.disciplineApplied Mathematics and Computational Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
dc.person.id113386en
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