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"Desert Dust" - An Article by ReACT Team for the Quarterly Magazine of Goulandris Museum of Natural History

Atmospheric dust can travel long distances, make up about half the mass of global aerosol emissions and can affect many of the natural processes in the Earth's atmosphere.

Desert zones that cover vast areas of the planet and are increasingly expanding, mostly due to increasing human activity, dust particles carried by the air and can cross entire oceans, imposing sandstorms that can affect the global climate. These are just a few of the questions that concern us regarding desert dust and ReACT research team of the National Observatory of Athens, led by Director of Research Dr. Vassilis Amiridis, is trying to answer.

Read the full article here.

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ReACT stands for “Remote sensing of Aerosols, Clouds and Trace gases”, to describe the research focus of the respective research team led by Dr. Vassilis Amiridis. ReACT consists of highly motivated scientists within the field of Atmospheric Sciences, combining a number of Post-doc researchers, Ph.D. and M.Sc. students as well as other research and technical staff, using the resources, infrastructure and experience of the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAASARS).

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