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Airborne dust: from R and D to operational forecast

2013-2015 Activity Report of the SDS-WAS Regional Center for Northern Africa, Middle East and Europe

Authors:

Enric Terradellas (State Meteorological Agency of Spain, AEMET)

Sara Basart (Barcelona Supercomputing Center, BSC)

Emilio Cuevas (State Meteorological Agency of Spain, AEMET)

Abstract:

The 17 th World Meteorological Congress endorsed the Barcelona Supercomputing Center as the first WMO Regional Meteorological Center specialized on Atmospheric Sand and Dust Forecast (Barcelona Dust Center). This decision recognizes the valuable contribution of AEMET and BSC consortium towards the production of excellence research and the creation of specialized products for the end-users. The services provided by the Barcelona Dust Center allow for the development of strategies to minimize severe impacts caused by atmospheric dust on lives and property in Northern Africa, Middle East and Europe.

This report summarizes the activities of the SDS-WAS Regional Center for Northern Africa, Middle East and Europe for 2013-2015 and shows the great success of the SDS-WAS project.

Contents:

1.     Introduction

2.     SDS-WAS Regional Center for Northern Africa, Middle East and Europe. Preliminary activity 2010-2012

3.     SDS-WAS Regional Center for Northern Africa, Middle East and Europe. Activity 2013-2015

4.     Barcelona Dust Forecast Center: From R&D to operational services. Activity 2013-2015

5.     References

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