Climate change implications and use of early warning systems for global dust storms

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Abstract

With increased changes in land cover and global climate, early detection and warning of dust storms in conjunction with effective and widespread information broadcasts will be essential to the prevention and mitigation of future risks and impacts. Human activities, seasonal variations and long-term climatic patterns influence dust storms. More research is needed to analyse these factors of dust mobilisation to create more certainty for the fate of vulnerable populations and ecosystems in the future. Early warning and communication systems, when in place and effectively implemented, can offer some relief to these vulnerable areas. As an issue that affects many regions of the world, there is a profound need to understand the potential changes and ultimately create better early warning systems for dust storms.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Climate change implications and use of early warning systems for global dust storms
DOI 10.1007/978-94-017-8598-3_8
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher Springer
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 13 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Title Reducing Disaster: Early Warning Systems For Climate Change
First page 153
Last page 165
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N