Study on Air Pollution by Desert Dust in South East Europe
May 21, 2020

CCL employees are the coauthors of a case study on satellite meteorology and the research on the source of high air pollution in South East Europe, caused by particles the source of which was traced back to the far Aralkum Desert on the Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan border.

The air pollution was recorded in the continental part of Croatia in March 2020, whereas Zagreb was the most polluted city in the world on March 27, 2020, with the highest observed particle concentration. In the afternoon that day, many cities in Central and South East Europe experienced poor air quality.

Episodes of high values of those particles in the air significantly affect visibility and consequentially air traffic.

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