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Barcelona Dust Forecast Center starts operations

The Center will release operational dust forecasts for Northern Africa, Middle East and Europe

In May 2013, the Sixty-fifth Session of the WMO Executive Council (EC-65) designates the consortium formed by the Spanish State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS) to create in Barcelona the first Regional Specialized Meteorological Center with activity specialization on Atmospheric Sand and Dust Forecast (RSMC-ASDF): doc EC-65-d04-3(1). The Center shall operationally generate and distribute predictions for Northern Africa (north of equator), Middle East and Europe.

The Barcelona Dust Forecast Center has been created to be this RSMC-ASDF. It will produce and distribute dust forecasts and comply with the mandatory functions listed in the mentioned document: doc EC-65-d04-3(1).


Contact details:

Barcelona Dust Forecast Center
Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Nexus II Building
c/ Jordi Girona, 29
08034 Barcelona (Spain)
Phone: +34 934137612
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