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Forecast comparison

by Francesco Benincasa last modified Feb 16, 2017 11:49 AM

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Dust optical depth:

Dust surface concentration:

Products from different numerical prediction models are represented at a common geographical domain, which is intended to cover the main source areas, as well as the main transport routes and deposition zones in the region.  Products with lead time up to 72 hours are represented using common color palettes.

It is important to bear in mind that dust models may have very different characteristics (global or regional, horizontal and vertical resolutions, dust emission and deposition parameterizations, presence or absence of dust assimilation, feedback to the meteorological model, ...).  Information on the models characteristics can be found on their respective websites and in the literature.

IMPORTANT: Please note that some of these predictions are experimental and are produced for research purposes only.

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