Articles | Volume 15, issue 9
Research article
17 May 2022
Research article |  | 17 May 2022

Contrasting mineral dust abundances from X-ray diffraction and reflectance spectroscopy

Mohammad R. Sadrian, Wendy M. Calvin, and John McCormack

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Short summary
Mineral dust particles originate from surface soils, primarily in arid regions. They can stay suspended in the atmosphere, impacting Earth's radiation budget. Dust particles will have different perturbation effects depending on their composition. We obtained compositional information on dust collected in an urban setting using two different techniques. We recommended using the combination of measurements to determine the variability in dust mineral abundances.