Warning System in Puerto Rico by P. Mendez-Lazaro
Webinar by Pablo Mendez-Lazaro (University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico). The lecture focused on the ongoing activities of the Environmental Health Department to implement mitigation measures in Puerto Rico for preventing the impacts of Saharan dust.
The webinar was organized by the WMO Barcelona Dust Regional Center, as a continuation of the inDust webinar series.
AEROCOM overview by M. Schulz
Webinar by Dr Michael Schulz (MetNo, Norway). The lecture provided an overview of the main results and lessons learnt by the AEROCOM community (https://aerocom.met.no/). AEROCOM is an open international initiative of scientists interested in the advancement of the understanding of global aerosol and its impact on climate.
E-PROFILE overview by A. Haefele
Webinar by Alexander Haefele (MeteoSwiss). The lecture focused on the status of the E-PROFILE network for vertical profiling of wind, clouds and aerosols. The webinar is organized by the WMO Barcelona Dust Regional Center, as a continuation of the inDust webinar series.
Dust impacts on snow by M. Dumont
Webinar by Marie Dumont (UMR CNRS & Météo-France). The lecture focused on the identification of the different interactions of dust with snow cover. The webinar was organized by the WMO Barcelona Dust Regional Center, as a continuation of the inDust webinar series.
Physico-chemical dust properties by P. Formenti
inDust webinar by Paola Formenti (CNRS-LISA, France). The lecture offered an overview of the physico-chemical properties of mineral dust gathered from field campaigns and laboratory studies.
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Dust mineralogy and climate by C. Pérez
inDust webinar by Carlos Pérez García-Pando (BSC, Spain). The lecture focused on the importance of dust mineralogy in climate. Dr Pérez García-Pando is leading the ERC Consolidator Grant FRAGMENT (Frontiers in Dust Mineralogical Composition and its Effects upon Climate), whose goal is to understand and constrain the global mineralogical composition of dust along with its effects upon climate.
Dust Impacts on aviation by B. Scherllin-Pirscher
inDust webinar by Barbara Scherllin-Pirscher (ZAMG, Austria). The lecture focused on an overview of the different dust impacts on the aviation sector and the lessons learnt within the EUNADICS-AV project.
Aerosol typing from observations by L. Mona
inDust webinar by Lucia Mona (CNR-IMAA, Italy). The lecture consisted in giving an overview of the different aerosol remote sensing databases from ground-based and satellite observations and the challenges associated to perform an accurate aerosol type classification. This topic is part of the discussions promoted by the AeroSat community (https://aero-sat.org/).
Mineral dust and health effects by X. Querol
inDust webinar by Xavier Querol (IDAEA-CSIC, Spain). The lecture focused on the characterisation of dust intrusions in Europe and the applications of this information on health.
High-resolution global dust map by A. Vukovic
inDust webinar by Ana Vukovic (University of Belgrade, Serbia). The lecture focused on the efforts made to develop a high-resolution global dust map. The work is part of the Sand and Dust Storm toolkit coordinated by UNCCD.
A dust-derived satellite dataset by A.Gkikas
inDust webinar by Antonis Gkikas (National Observatory of Athens, Greece). The lecture focused on the presentation of MIDAS which is a global fine-resolution dust optical depth dataset and its applications for DA.
Giant dust particles by C. Ryder
inDust webinar by Claire Ryder (University of Reading, United Kingdom). The lecture focused on the state-of-the-art about giant dust particles.
Dust impacts on oceans by N. Middleton
inDust webinar by Nicholas Middleton (University of Oxford). The lecture focused on the recently published UNEP report on Impacts of Sand and Dust Storms on Oceans.
Data visualisation by I. Jimenez
inDust webinar by Isadora Jimenez (Barcelona Supercomputing Center, BSC). The lecture focused on the efforts done to develop visualisation platforms designed for specific socio-economic sectors.
Short-term health effects of dust by A. Tobías
inDust webinar by Aurelio Tobías (Institute of Environmental Assessment & Water Research, IDAEA-CSIC). The lecture focused on the methods used to assess the short-term impacts of desert dust on health.
EARLINET observations by O. Soupiona
inDust webinar by Ourania Soupiona (National Technical University of Athens, Greece). The lecture focuses on the dust properties and impact in radiative forcing, based on the analysis of EARLINET observations during Saharan dust intrusions over the northern Mediterranean region (2014-2017).
Icelandic dust forecasting by S. Nickovic
inDust webinar by Slobodan Nickovic (Republic Hydrometeorological Service of Serbia, Serbia). The lecture focuses on the efforts made to develop the first Icelandic dust forecasts available in the Regional Center of the WMO Sand and Dust Storm Warning Advisory and Assessment System (SDS-WAS).