Accession Number:

ADA523791

Title:

The United Arab Emirates Unified Aerosol Experiment (UAE2)

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB MONTEREY CA MARINE METEOROLOGY DIV

Report Date:

2006-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The Southwest Asian region surrounding the Arabian Gulf is one of the most difficult environments in the world to characterize, model, and monitor. Frequent dust storms, high pollution levels, and complex flow patterns dominate the region. The atmosphere is heavily impacted from air masses from five subcontinents Central-North Africa, Europe, Arabian Peninsula, Central Asia, and the Indian Subcontinent, and at the same time influenced by very strong micro to mesoscale circulations that form around the hot deserts, warm waters, and mountain ranges. Previous generations of remote sensing systems and meteorology models have had tremendous difficulty coping with the bright, hot, and variable desert landscape as well as the shallow and warm coastal waters. The interests in Southwest Asia are obvious for military and civilian research communities. The poor visibility and complicated meteorology converge to disrupt operations in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as navigation and air operations in the Arabian Gulf. The Arabian Gulf region is an excellent natural laboratory for the study of micrometeorology, air-sea interaction, atmospheric chemistry, radiative transfer, cloud microphysics, aeolian processes, climate change, and the development of atmospheric remote sensing and modeling systems in complicated environments. The research program described here was developed to address these topic areas and is an excellent link between DoD and civilian research interests.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE