DANA is a partnership of scientists and practitioners with the purpose to
accelerate the transition of dust-related research into service.
With a focus on North America, DANA’s mission is to inspire, support, and promote global science and service collaboration to uncover and adapt knowledge of airborne dust particulates
to mitigate health, safety, and quality of life risks.
The DANA webinar series will highlight different dust-related topics, promote communications and collaborations among members, engage community interests, and enhance public awareness on dust-related challenges under climate change.
The webinars occur on the second Friday of the month at 1PM ET (12PM CT, 11AM MT, 10AM PT)
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Southern Arizona Dust Storm Workshop
Thursday March 24, 2022, 8:30 AM -12:00 PM MST/PDT; 9:30 AM- 1:00 PM MDT
Goal: Virtually bring together a wide and diverse group of vested partners for the 11th annual Arizona Dust Workshop. This workshop will provide an opportunity to evaluate and discuss recent successes, while also developing future endeavors and goals. The workshop is also designed to strengthen existing relationships and develop new relationships to mitigate the dust problem.
Theme: Volcanoes in the Mohave
April 1-4, 2022
Copper Mountain College
Contact: David Miller (email@example.com)
April 21-24, 2022
University of Utah in Salt Lake City
The workshop will feature an overview of the DUST^ 2 initiative, presentations by DUST^ 2-affiliated researchers, field trips to study sites around the Great Salt Lake and in the Wasatch Mountains, and structured brainstorming sessions intended to facilitate the development of new research collaborations.
Southern New Mexico 2022 Spring Dust Symposium
New Mexico Environment Department, Air Quality Bureau
May 2, 2022, 10 AM-1 PM MST
Contact: Armando Paz (Armando.Paz@state.nm.us)
WMO and AEMET launch improved website for sand and dust forecasts
Forecasts and warnings of sand and dust storms in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa are now more readily accessible thanks to a new website operated by the Meteorological State Agency of Spain (AEMET) and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS).
Dust is a growing problem. What role does farmland play?
Researchers are investigating the links between modern agriculture and rising incidents of dust storms.
Dry lakebeds become dustpans
Researchers from Brigham Young University, with funding from the National Science Foundation, predict the amount of dust in Utah’s Wasatch Front is only going to increase as water levels decline, turning lakebeds into dustpans. The team feels the amount of dust blown into urban areas could be lowered by preserving lakes through water conservation, allowing more water to flow into the lakes.
Dust clouds are killing people out West—and the dangers could spread
A team of scientists takes on the big threats posed by tiny particles out West.
‘Larger than life’ dust-monitoring facility is one of a kind
Are Opportunities to Apply Airborne Dust Research Being Missed?
A new open-access BAMS paper on by William A. Sprigg, Thomas E. Gill, Daniel Q. Tong, Junran Li, Ling Ren, Robert Scott Van Pelt
Africa’s Earth, Wind, and Fire Keep the Amazon Green
Jet streams sprinkle North African dust over the Amazon, providing the rain forest with much needed nutrients. Changing wind patterns and increasing smoke may shift the system.
What is desert dust and how does it change atmosphere and the air we breathe?
ECMWF Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service
National Weather Service Dust Storm Safety
State of Arizona Dust Storm Hazards
World Meteorological Organization Sand and Dust Storms Warning Advisory System (SDS-WAS)
National Weather Service Dust Workshops
New Mexico Environment Department
New Mexico Department of Health- Air Quality
State of Washington, Department of Ecology- Dust Storms
Pull Aside Stay Alive- Dust Storm Transportation Safety
Take Five Stay Alive- New Mexico Dust Storm Transportation Safety
New Mexico Department of Health Dust and Health
U.S. Department of Transportation-Public Roads Autumn 2021
Confronting the Storm: Arizona’s Innovative Dust Detection and Warning System
Dust Storm News Twitter Page
Check out the interactive version of the COSTinDust pop-up book on the impacts of dust! Airports, solar panels, fields and cities made of paper, tell the story of how dust storms affect the environment and our lives.
Dust: A True World Traveler
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
Sand and Dust Storms Compendium
Summary for Decision Makers