of anthropogenic and natural dust sources using
Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Deep Blue level 2
data” by Paul Ginoux (NOAA GFDL), Dmitri Garbuzov (Princeton U) and Christina Hsu (NASA) explores a
new method to detect anthropogenic and natural dust sources from
satellite data in the eastern part of West Africa. The anthropogenic
contribution appears to be significant around the lake Chad, but the
magnitude of these sources seem weaker than the natural sources, in
particular relative to the Bodele depression.