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The Barcelona Dust Forecast Center has been presented

On June 10, 2014, the Barcelona Dust Forecast Center has been publicly presented. It has been recognized by the WMO as the first Regional Specialized Meteorological Center with activity specialization on Atmospheric Sand and Dust Forecast. The Center generates and distributes operational predictions of atmospheric sand and dust for Northern Africa (north of equator), Middle East and Europe. These forecasts will enable setting plans to mitigate the severe effects caused by high levels of particulate matter to lives and property.

Message by Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General of WMO

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