(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Characteristics of dust deposited along a transect between central Iran and the Zagros Mountains

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HOJATI S. (1) ; KHADEMI H. (1) ; FAZ CANO A. (2) ; LANDI A. (3) ;
(1) College of Agriculture, Univ. of technology, Isfahan, IRAN, REPUBLIQUE ISLAMIQUE D'
(2) Agrarian Science and Technology Dept., Technical Univ., Cartagena, ESPAGNE
(3) College of Agriculture, Shadid Chamran Univ., Ahvaz, IRAN, REPUBLIQUE ISLAMIQUE D'


The aim of this study was to identify the variations in physical, chemical, and mineralogical composition of dust particles deposited along an elevational transect lying between central Iran and the Zagros Mountains in the west. Dust samples were collected at 12 localities during September 2008 and July 2009 with and without transboundary dust storms, respectively. The findings, together with satellite images and patterns of wind frequency and direction, clearly indicate the major contribution of a transboundary dust storm, probably originating from iraqi arid land, to atmospheric deposition in the Zagros area and central Iran. If dust storms originating from outside the country continue to occur, not only will they influence the surface soil properties in the Zagros region but will also induce environmental problems in the region


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 88, no1 [pp. 27-36]

Bibliographic references : 45 ref.

Collation : 12 fig., 3 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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