HIW Event Week 2014

40 Minutes

Hamidou Hama, EAMAC-NIAMEY, Niger

Dust Storms

Published: 29 September 2014

This presentation, after highlighting the major socio-economic and environmental impacts of dust, focuses on the meteorological processes at various scales that are responsible for raising dust/sand storms in the arid Sahara Desert and the semi arid Sahel at its fringes. The challenges facing the weather forecaster in forecasting such high impact weather phenomena and the importance of satellite remote sensing in their monitoring were also addressed here.

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dust storm, satellite, health, dust storm forecasting