The Earth Sciences Department of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center - National Center for Supercomputing has performed a dust reanalysis for the period 1979-2010 using the model NMMB/BSC-Dust model with an horizontal resolution of 0.5 degrees longitude x 0.5 degrees latitude and 40 vertical layers. Initial and boundary conditions are from the NCEP Reanalysis-II and soil moisture from GLDAS.
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Seasonal average of dust surface concentration 1979-2010 computed with the NMMB/BSC-Dust model: spring (up left), summer (up right), autumn (down left), winter (down, right).
Evolution of dust surface concentration 2005-2010 in the Sahel computed with the NMMB/BSC-Dust model.