Earth  ID: 4896

Dust Reduction - Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) Movement

Data Sources:

  • Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) - monthly precipitation dataset from 1979-present combines observations and satellite precipitation data into 2.5°x2.5° global grids. GPCP Precipitation data provided by the NOAA/OAR/ESRL PSL, Boulder, Colorado, USA, from their Web site here

  • Dust Optical Depth. Evan, A.T. and Mukhopadhyay, S., 2010. African dust over the northern tropical Atlantic: 1955–2008. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 49(11), pp.2213-2229.

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Visualization Credits

Kel Elkins (USRA): Lead Visualizer
Helen-Nicole Kostis (USRA): Visualizer
Tianle Yuan (UMBC): Lead Scientist
Hongbin Yu (JCET UMBC): Lead Scientist
Kathryn Mersmann (USRA): Lead Producer
Ellen T. Gray (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Lead Writer
Laurence Schuler (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Technical Support
Ian Jones (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Technical Support
Eric Sokolowsky (Global Science and Technology, Inc.): Project Support
Leann Johnson (Global Science and Technology, Inc.): Project Support
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Data Used:
GPCP Combined Precipitation
Data Compilation - Global Precipitation Climatology Project(GPCP)
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GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Precipitation
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GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version