Data produced by the Tel-Aviv University ETA Dust model
Entry ID: TAU_ETA_Dust_Forecast

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Summary
Abstract: This dataset includes weather and dust parameters forecast with the
Eta-type weather and dust model used at the Research Center for
Numerical Weather Prediction at Tel-Aviv University.

The model uses the NCEP objective analysis and prediction data which
is available with 1.25 degrees horizontal resolution. The area covered
by the model is 65 West to 65 East and 10 South to 50 North. The model
has 0.5 degrees horizontal resolution, and 32 vertical levels.

Forecasts are made once every day, starting from the 12:00 UTC
objective analyses, for consecutive intervals of 3 hours (that is for
15:00, for 18:00, etc.), up to 48 hours ahead. Archived data includes
: dust loading and concentration, temperature, wind, humidity, and
more for several isobaric surfaces.
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Description: The ETA dust model latest Dust loading forecast for Africa and
South Europe, up to 48 hours after the forecast.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 50.0   S: -10.0   E: 65.0   W: -65.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-03-01
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.5 deg.
Longitude Resolution: 0.5 deg
Horizontal Resolution Range: 50 km - < 100 km or approximately .5 degree - < 1 degree
Temporal Resolution: 3 hr.
Temporal Resolution Range: Hourly - < Daily
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Data Center
Middle East Interactive Data Archive, Israel Space-Agency, Israel Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nasa.proj.ac.il/
Dataset ID: TAU ETA Dust Forecast

Data Center Personnel
Name: AMNON STUPP
Phone: 972-3-6405205
Fax: 972-3-6405205
Email: amnons at post.tau.ac.il
Contact Address:
Dept. of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv
Postal Code: 69978
Country: ISRAEL
Distribution
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: GRADS
Fees: FREE
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 972-3-6405205
Fax: 972-3-6405205
Email: chai at cyclone.tau.ac.il
Contact Address:
Dept. of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv
Postal Code: 69978
Country: ISRAEL
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Publications/References
Alpert, P., S.O. Krichak, M. Tsidulko, H. Shafir and J.H. Joseph
(2002) A dust prediction system with TOMS initialization.,
Mon. Wea. Rev., Vol. 130, No. 9, pp. 2335-2345.
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-05-28
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