WMO releases the first issue of 'Airborne Dust Bulletin'
World Meteorological Organization has just released the first issue of Airborne Dust Bulletin.
This first bulletin reports on the atmospheric burden of mineral dust through 2016, its geographical distribution and its inter-annual variation. A key challenge is the limited availability of suitable dust observations.
The publication also reports on two outstanding dust cases in 2016, in SE Iran in July and in China-Mongolia in May. Finally, it presents a compilation of dust-related news and events.
In the coming days, a short version (without news & events) will be published in other official WMO languages as well as in paper format.