The theme of DUSTworkshop8 is "Advances on research and knowledge on sand and dust storms and their impacts on environment, weather and climate".
The goal of DUSTworkshop8 is to bring international research activities/outcomes together and to discuss how to enhance our understanding of dust storm mechanisms and their links and feedbacks between desert dust, air quality, radiation, clouds, water budget and health impacts. One of the major objectives is to bring together scientists working on dust from Europe, Asia and USA, exchange information on hot research topics and to promote international collaborative efforts between research groups, institutions and agencies.
The Workshop will consist of plenary talks, oral presentations, round table discussions and poster presentations. The scope of the workshop includes studies using modeling, measurements and analyses (in situ and remote sensing) in the following topical areas:
The aim of this conference is to offer a meeting place for people interested in diverse aspects of fog and dew. Scientific contributions to fog and dew related issues as well as reports on aspects of fog collection projects are welcome. Both speakers and participants, who do not wish to present a paper, are cordially invited to come to the conference.
The program will be organized according to five main themes which will allow to have a better legibility of the major scientific issues in the conference. Each of these five themes will include several EAA WORKING GROUPS topics:
1 - AEROSOL TECHNOLOGY
2 - ATMOSPHERIC AEROSOL STUDIES
3 - AEROSOL MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES
4 – AEROSOL AND HEALTH
5 –BASIC AEROSOL PROCESSES
An international scientific conference of the journal Sustainability under the patronage of the University of Basel, University of the Western Cape, University of Cape Town and the National Research Foundation of the Republic of South Africa.