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SDS-WAS: Dust observation and modeling

by Enric Terradellas last modified Mar 15, 2017 11:19 AM

Sand and dust storms

SDS-WAS: Dust observation and modeling is a side event that will be held during the GAW 2017 Symposium. It is scheduled on Tuesday 11 April 12:00-13:00 at WMO headquarters: 7 bis, avenue de la Paix, 1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland.

The event will focus first on the need of different communities for observational data:

  • Modeling community, for data assimilation and forecast evaluation
  • National Meteorological and Hydrological Services, for dust monitoring and nowcasting
  • End-users of different sectors (air quality, health, aviation, solar energy)

Then, there will be a review of the state-of-the-art of dust observation, describing current and potential capabilities of different platforms (in situ, ground-based remote sensing, satellite) as well as their geographical coverage and data availability.


  • Enric Terradellas (State Meteorological Agency of Spain): Observational needs
  • Emilio Cuevas (State Meteorological Agency of Spain): Ground observation
  • Taichu Tanaka (Japan Meteorological Agency): Satellite observation
  • Valentin Foltescu (United Natiolns Environment Programme): UNEP view



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