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5th Training Course on WMO SDS-WAS products

Satellite and ground observation and modelling of atmospheric dust
When Nov 05, 2016 to Nov 09, 2016 (GMT / UTC0)
Where Tehran, I. R. of Iran
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I. R. of Iran Meteorological Organization (IRIMO),

Atmospheric Science and Meteorological Research Center (ASMERC),

European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) and

Barcelona Dust Forecast Center (BDFC) 

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

are pleased to release the second announcement of the 5th Training Course on WMO SDS-WAS Products (Satellite and Ground Observation and Modelling of Atmospheric Dust) that will be held in Tehran, Iran, 5-9 November 2016.

Background

A large amount of sand and dust is continually raised from bare, dry soils and transported downwind affecting regions hundreds to thousands of kilometres away. For countries in and downwind of arid regions, airborne sand and dust presents serious risks to the environment, property and human health. Impacts on health include respiratory and cardio-vascular problems, eye infections and in some regions, diseases such as meningitis and valley fever. Dust can carry irritating spores, bacteria, viruses and persistent organic pollutants. It can also transport nutrients to parts of the world oceans and affect marine biomass production. Other impacts include negative effects on the ground transport, aviation, agriculture and generation of solar energy. The Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recognizes dust as a major component of atmospheric aerosol that is an essential climate variable. More and more dust particles are considered by atmospheric researchers to have important effects on weather through feedback on atmospheric dynamics, clouds and precipitation formation.

Scope

The event is targeted to operational and research meteorologists, although it may also be of interest to decision-makers and technicians from air quality agencies as well as early career scientists (advanced students, PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers) with interest on the Earth system sciences. Participants are expected to be proficient in English as a working language.

Draft agenda

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8 Nov

9 Nov
Opening

Ground observation of airborne dust

Sergio RODRIGUEZ

Satellite observation of dust

Jose PRIETO

Dust prediction

Sara BASART

Sand and Dust Forecasts and Trends over NA-ME Region

Ayşe Gökçen IŞIK

The dust cycle

Enric TERRADELLAS

Satellite observation of dust

Jose PRIETO

Satellite observation of dust

Jose PRIETO

Dust prediction

Sara BASART

Study of a haboob in Iran

Ana VUKOVIC

The dust cycle

Enric TERRADELLAS

Satellite observation of dust

Jose PRIETO

Dust classification and AOT estimation using combined VIR and TIR satellite data in urban areas of Iran

 

Saviz SEHAT

Data assimilation in dust models

Enza DI TOMASSO

Optical remote sensing of dust over the Iran Plateau

Hamidreza KHALESIFARD

The health impact of airborne dust

Sergio RODRIGUEZ

Ground observation of airborne dust

Sergio RODRIGUEZ

Satellite observation of dust

Jose PRIETO

Data assimilation in dust models

Enza DI TOMASSO

SDSWAS products

Francesco BENINCASA

Satellite observation of dust

Jose PRIETO

Ground observation of airborne dust

Sergio RODRIGUEZ

Dust prediction

Sara BASART

SDS-WAS products

Francesco BENINCASA

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Venue

The venue of the training course will be the WMO Regional Training Center of Tehran.

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