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Sand and Dust Storm preparatory ESA/WMO Expert Consultation Meeting

A user consultation meeting to prepare for a potential Sand and Dust Storm monitoring project was held at the technical University of Catalonia (Spain) on 8 and 9 September.

30+ participants from ESA member states, China, Korea, and the United States attended. Users, dust storm modellers and dust algorithm experts representing meteorological services, air quality and the health communities, space agencies, as well as the WMO (co-organizer) and ECMWF participated. User requirements for near-real time satellite data to support Sand and Dust Storm were drafted and are currently under review by the broader end-user community.

The minutes of the meeting are available here.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

09:30 Welcome/Logistics
09:40 A Global View of Atmospheric Sand and Dust: Occurrence, Prediction and Impacts
L. Barrie (WMO)
10:10 The ESA Data User Element (DUE)
B. Bojkov (ESA)
10:30 Current and planned activities of the Regional Center SDS-WAS for North Africa, Europe and Middle East
J. Baldasano (BSC)
11:00 Break
11:30 Operational Integration System on Remote sensing Monitoring of Global Dust Storm in China
X. Hu (CMA)
12:00 Near Real-Time Detection and Warning System of Sand/Dust Storms using MODIS measurements
M.-J. Jeong (UMBC/NASA)
12:30 Application of AATSR for dust detection
G. De Leeuw (FMI)
13:00 Absorbing Aerosol Index and aerosol characterisation from UV-visible satellite instruments
P. Veefkind (KNMI)
13:30 Lunch
15:00 Development of airborne dust products from infrared satellite
F. Prata (NILU)
15:30 Remote Sensing of mineral dust from ENVISAT and Meteosat Second Generation: SYNAER and BMDI
T. Holzer-Popp (DLR)
16:00 Dust remote sensing from the A-train
D. Tanré (U. Lille)
16:30 Break
17:00 SDS observational capacity in Northern Africa
E. Cuevas (AEMet)
17:30 Practical Application of GALION to Contribute to Dust, Smoke and Ash Advisories
R. Hoff (UMBC)
18:15 Tour to MareNostrum supercomputing center followed by a reception

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

09:00 Dust emission, transport, and effects on air quality: A global model simulation and comparison with multi-sensor satellite data
M. Chin (NASA)
09:30 Use of Aerosol Observations at ECMWF for the GMES Atmosphere Core Service
J. Kaiser (ECMWF)
10:00 Activity of the SEEVCCC center in dust storm research and satellite data requirements for planned weather and climate research
M. Dacic (RMHS)
10:30 Fire Smoke Injection Heights in North America: A View from Satellite Observations and Models
M. Val Martin (Harvard)
10:45 Impact of dust on regional aerosol level
A. Segers (TNO)
11:00 Break
11:30 Dust-related satellite product and requirements at UKMO
Y. Pradhan (UKMO)
12:00 Retrieving global sources of dust aerosol from satellite observations using inverse modeling
O. Dubovik (U. Lille)
12:30 Verification of a SDS forecast model for North Africa, Europe and Middle East with AERONET data
S. Basart (BSC)
13:00 Dust model evaluation needs for the North African SDS node
M. Schulz (LSCE)
13:30 Lunch
15:00 Discussions
16:30 Close