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Analysis of Sand and Dust Storms (SDS) between the years 2003 and 2016 in the Middle East

by Enric Terradellas last modified Oct 18, 2017 04:17 PM

The Turkish State Meteorological Service has just published a brochure publicizing the main results of its study titled 'Analysis of Sand and Dust Storms (SDS) between the years 2003 and 2016 in the Middle East'.

The study concludes that there is a significant increase in the frequency of dust events when moving towards the south of the region (from 38 to 20ºN) and that there is also a change in seasonality, from spring peak values in the north to summer peak values in the south. The study also remarks the inter-annual variation, with the highest values in the period from 2008 to 2012.

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