Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research

Dust Forecast

The German Weather Service (DWD) performs quasi-operational forecasts of mineral dust concentration using the ICON-ART forecast system developed jointly with KIT. From these predictions, the Aerosol Optical Thickness of Mineral Dust (AOD) can be calculated. This quantity is a measure of the attenuation of solar irradiation at the earth's surface.

Animation
North Africa and Europe
Global



Model and Observations

ICON-ART DOD
MODIS DOD
MAIAC Aerosol Optical Depth
< 0.0
5
MODIS visible

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