An Extreme Event of a Mesoscale Dust Front—A Case Study Over the Eastern Mediterranean

Nitsa Haikin, Pinhas Alpert

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Abstract

An extreme dust event occurred over southern Israel, where meteorological and air pollution observations suggested that the front was about 100 km wide and the extreme dust concentration formed an advancing “wall” of more than 1 km high. In this study, the atmospheric model RAMS was employed with nested grids over the event domain, where strong turbulence was demonstrated by the model. The simulations showed some turbulent features which supported the observations, yet weren’t sufficient to explain the full development of the dust front.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAir Pollution Modeling and its Application XXVI
EditorsClemens Mensink, Wanmin Gong, Amir Hakami
PublisherSpringer
Pages427-430
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783030220549
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
Event36th International Technical Meeting on Air Pollution Modeling and its Application, ITM 2018 - Ottawa, Canada
Duration: 14 May 201818 May 2018

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Complexity
ISSN (Print)2213-8684
ISSN (Electronic)2213-8692

Conference

Conference36th International Technical Meeting on Air Pollution Modeling and its Application, ITM 2018
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityOttawa
Period14/05/1818/05/18

Keywords

  • Dust front
  • RAMS
  • TKE

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