Saharan Dust Storms

Climate & Atmosphere Spaces by Copernicus ECMWF

Mar 21 2024 • 44 mins

On 21 March, ECMWF hosted the first episode of the second season of the Climate and Atmosphere Spaces series, titled “Saharan Dust Storms”. The discussion focused on recent extraordinary occurrences of dust transport with concrete examples, their impact on the atmosphere, and methods for monitoring them. The event assembled leading experts and scientists in Saharan Dust transport monitoring: ECMWF Senior Scientists, Dr. Mark Parrington and Dr. Melanie Ades, WMO Scientist Dr. Sara Basart, and DLR Dr. Elena Ruiz Donoso.


Listen to this podcast to discover how dust particles from the Sahara spread across Europe, causing phenomena like red sunsets or orange-tinted snow. After witnessing exceptional events of Saharan Dust transport in recent winters, it is essential to understand these occurrences and their effects. Follow our expert panel through an insightful discussion on assessment, monitoring, and global impact.


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