Boundary Layer Dust Occurrence. II: Atmospheric Dust Over the Middle East, Near East and North Africa.
ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE N MEX ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB
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The report is designed to provide a guide to the occurrence of atmospheric dust over selected geographical areas for assessing the potential impact of naturally occurring atmospheric dust on military operations or systems. Tabularized data on the diurnal variation of the occurrence by month and on the duration factor for selected time periods throughout a year for blowing dust visibility less than 11 km and of dust storms visibility less than 1 km for 18 stations in the Middle East, 72 stations in the Near East, and 45 stations in North Africa are presented. Previously published climatological data on the occurrence of dust over the three geographical areas are summarized in an appendix by means of annotated references.