Local Circulations and Dust Storm in the Taklimakan Desert

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					          Laser Beam        CALIPSO             MODIS
            532 nm
                                                                       Asia-Pacific region
                                  Local                 Westerly           Long –Range
                                  Circulation                              Transport of
                                                                           Asian Dust


          Tiashan
          Mts.
Pamir
Plateau                                                                 Gobi
                                                                        Desert
               Taklimakan
               Desert
                                                                            :Local Circ.
               Kunlun
               Mts.            Tibet Plateau                                :Dust storm

          Local Circulations and Dust Storm in the Taklimakan Desert
                                – 2008 ~ 2010 –