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Windblown dust is a significant source of airborne particulates in the desert Southwest United States. The Dust REgional Atmosphere Model (DREAM) employed in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Arizona predicts concentrations of windblown dust in time and space, and can be an extremely useful tool for public health, transportation, agriculture and climate studies...

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The UA dust research team is active in performing cutting edge research, publishing in peer reviewed journal, and presenting at professional and scientific conferences around the world ...

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Health and human welfare are routinely impacted by windblown dust, and numerous local media sources have documented the growing problem...

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Featured in Washington Post: Dust Storms Overseas Carry Contaminants to U.S.

Featured in Article: UA Scientist Leads U.N. Team Drafting Plan For Sand, Dust Storm Warning System

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The increasing importance of dust and aerosols on air quality, health and climate begs for cooperation among the disciplines. The UA dust research team is active in forging new partnerships...

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New Collaboration Announcement: WMO Sand and Dust Storm Warning System



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Last updated 2/6/2008