TAU-DREAM Desert Dust Forecast
The DREAM-8b (Dust Regional Atmospheric Model) is run operationally at Tel Aviv University as of 2006, producing daily forecasts the 3D distribution of dust concentrations for a set of 8 particle size classes between 0.1 and 7.1 microns.
Temporal coverage: 2016-present
Spatial coverage and resolution: Run over several model domains which include, the Mediterranean, North Africa, Europe, and the Atlantic Ocean. The main model domain, covers 20W – 45E, 15N – 50N with a resolution of 0.3 degrees.
All the major processes that dust particles are involved in are included—namely, production from sources, vertical turbulent transport, vertical advection, horizontal transport and wet and dry deposition. With the emissions dependent on friction velocity and surface conditions calculated by the model. It includes dust sources in the Western, Central and Eastern Sahara, as well as in the Arabian Peninsula.
TAU-DREAM Desert Dust Forecast Data at the IACDC
The IACDC has data from 2016-2017 of DREAM-TAU Desert Dust Forecast ready for download.
For any questions regarding the data please data not currently available, please contact the principal investigator of the DREAM-TAU model, Dr. Pavel Kishcha through: firstname.lastname@example.org
Up To Date Forecasts
Using TAU-DREAM Desert Dust Data
The Principal Investigator (PI) of DREAM-TAU model data is Dr. Pavel Kishcha, from Tel-Aviv University. If you intend to use the data please consult him via email through: email@example.com
Any commercial use of the DREAM-TAU model data requires permission from the PI.
If the data is a principal component of a paper then co-authorship to should be offered to the PI.
Carnevale, C., Finzi, G., Pisoni, E., Volta, M., Kishcha, P., and Alpert, P. (2012). Integrating Saharan dust forecasts into a regional chemical transport model: a case study over Northern Italy. Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 417-418, 224-231
Kishcha, P., Alpert, P., Shtivelman, A., Krichak, S., Joseph, J., Kallos, G., Spyrou, C., Gobbi, G.P., Barnaba, F., Nickovic, S., Perez, C., and J.M. Baldasano. Forecast errors in dust vertical distributions over Rome (Italy): Multiple particle size representation and cloud contributions. J. Geophys. Res., 112, D15205, doi:10.1029/2006JD007427, 2007.
Kishcha, P., Nickovic, S., Ganor, E., Kordova, L., Alpert, P. (2008). Saharan dust over the Eastern Mediterranean: Model sensitivity. Air pollution modelling and its application XIX. Chapter 4.2, Springer, ISSN: 1874-6519, doi:10.1007/978-1-4020-8453-9_39, 358-366.
Ginoux, P., Chin, M., Tegen, I., Prospero, J.M., Holben, B., Dubovik, O., Lin, S. (2001): Sources and distributions of dust aerosols simulated with the GOCART model, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 20,255-20,273, doi: 10.1029/2000JD000053