Simulation and measurements of dust deposition in Macedonia

Nickovic, S.; Spiridonov, V.; Andreevska, M.; Music, S.
August 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 534 Issue 1, p530
Academic Journal
Aerosol such as wind-blown sand and dust are transported from Sahara to Macedonia under certain atmospheric conditions. A spring case with considerable dust transport on 17 April 1999 was selected for this study. This paper presents results obtained a) by a numerical dust model, and b) by chemical analysis done in the framework of the European Monitoring Environmental Program (EMEP). A numerical simulation of dust uptake, transport and deposition has been done using the Dust Regional Atmospheric Model (DREAM), with the Eta/NCEP regional forecast model as a driving tool for dust concentration. The heavy metal elements in samples of precipitation were analyzed by chemical analysis based on an atomic absorption method. The ground measurements are used for the model validation, as well.


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