Oman varsity to organise training on atmospheric dust modeling

Oman varsity to organise training on atmospheric dust modeling

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Muscat: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Center of Excellence, Oman coordinated by the Meteorological Services Department, Directorate-General of Meteorology and Air Navigation (DGMAN) and the Remote Sensing and GIS Centre at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), in conjunction with European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), WMO, and WMO Sand and Dust Strom Warning Advisory and Assessment System (SDS-WAS) Regional Centre for Northern Africa, Middle East and Europe, will organise a training course on ‘Satellite and Ground Observation and Modeling of Atmosphere Dust’ at SQU. This is the third in the series of training courses on WMO SDA-WAS products and the first to be held in the Middle East.

“More than 40 participants consisting of meteorologists, public health managers, air quality and environmental scientists from several countries including the GCC, North Africa will be attending the course. Course topics include dust cycles and impacts, ground and satellite observation of dust, dust prediction models, dust-climate interactions, dust variability, McIDAS-V for atmospheric dust studies,” said Dr Andy Kwarteng, Director of the Remote Sensing & GIS Centre at SQU.

Source: Omanobserver