About The Author

Samuel K Marx is a senior lecturer at Wollongong University in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. His research interests broadly span the disciplines of Geomorphology, Climatology and Geochemistry. He is interested in the role of dust in biogeochemical cycles and climate systems and the use of dust as a proxy for climate variability at a range of temporal scales.

Mineral Dust Transport Both Drives Earth Systems And Responds To Changing Environmental Conditions

The transport of mineral dust (e.g. soil) through the atmosphere over thousands of kilometers represents an important component of Earth systems. During transport, that is, while in the atmosphere, dust alters radiation exchanges, meaning it affects atmospheric temperature (typically causing a net cooling). Therefore, changes in global dustiness through time are likely to have influenced