Identifying Threats and Reducing Risks of Health Damage from Dust Storms Under a Changing Climate Across the Arabian Peninsula

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Identifying Threats and Reducing Risks of Health Damage from Dust Storms Under a Changing Climate Across the Arabian Peninsula

Focus Areas: 

  • Air Quality & Health
  • Regional Analysis
  • Asia & Australasia

The MIT Joint Program is collaborating with King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) to conduct numerical experiments with a high-resolution regional climate model (WRF) over the Arabian Peninsula, with the objective of assessing the environmental impacts and urban water-resource risks of a changing climate, and the benefits of mitigation and adaptation. This project is funded via the MIT Sociotechnical Systems Research Center.

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Project Leaders

Administration, Faculty
CGCS; Joint Program