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The WMO SDS-WAS Regional Center for Northern Africa, Middle East and Europe
Title: The WMO SDS-WAS Regional Center for Northern Africa, Middle East and Europe
Authors: Basart, Sara ORCID Nickovic, SlodobanTerradellas, EnricAutor AEMETCuevas Agulló, Emilio ORCID RESEARCHERID SCOPUSID Autor AEMETPérez García-Pando, CarlosGarcía-Castrillo, GerardoWerner, ErnestAutor AEMETBenincasa, Francesco
Keywords: Sand and dust storm; Desert dust; Dust forecasts
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: EDP Sciences
Citation: E3S Web Conference. 2019, 99, 04008
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Abstract: Sand and dust storms (SDS) are an important threat to life, health, property, environment and economy in many countries, and play a significant role in different aspects of weather, climate and atmospheric chemistry. There is an increasing need for SDS accurate information and predictions to support early warning systems, and preparedness and mitigation plans. The present contribution introduces the current activities of the Regional Center for Northern Africa, Middle East and Europe of the WMO Sand and Dust Storm Warning Advisory and Assessment System (SDS-WAS). The Center has the mission is to enhance the ability of countries in the region to deliver timely and quality SDS forecasts, observations, information and knowledge to users through an international partnership of research and operational communities.
Description: Comunicación presentada en: Central Asian DUst Conference (CADUC) celebrada en Dushanbe (Tajikistan) del 8 al 12 de abril de 2019.
Sponsorship : The authors would like to acknowledge the H2020 Aerosols, Clouds, and Trace gases Research InfraStructure (ACTRIS-2, grant number 654109), DustClim (which is part of ERA4CS) and the COST Action inDust (COST Action CA16202).
ISSN: 2267-1242
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