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Rising oceanic and surface temperatures could increase the number of intense tropical cyclones making landfall in countries including the United Arab Emirates and Iran.

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Khalifa University and the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi found that reduced human-caused air pollution during the Covid-19 lockdown was accompanied by increased surface-level winds, resulting in higher concentrations of dust and particulate matter.

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Researchers from KU’s ENGEOS Lab carried out the first fog microphysics measurements over the UAE, filling a gap in the existing studies of fog microphysics and contributing to region-specific prediction models that can help mitigate the impact that fog can have on society.

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Long-range atmospheric circulation patterns explain how lockdown-related reductions in air pollution in India increased dust levels in the Middle East.

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New study cites high frequency of dust storms as key to unexpected findings.

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ENGEOS Scientists say appearance of dramatic red or orange snow is likely to become more frequent due to climate change.

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The combination of dust and higher concentrations of water vapor carried by atmospheric rivers flowing from the tropical Atlantic over the Alps had a warming effect which contributes to the extreme reduction in snow cover observed at the start of 2021.

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On the occasion of the 2021 International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies, Dr. Diana Francis was invited to speak at a webinar titled ‘Air Quality Beyond Borders: Exchanging Best Practices in Air Quality Management.’

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A Khalifa University team has found warming global temperatures may be making springtime rainfall last longer in the UAE, and possibly become more common.

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Khalifa University’s very own Dr. Diana Francis, Senior Research Scientist and Head of the ENGEOS Lab, has been appointed Lead of the Climate Data and Modeling Cluster in which there are more than 30 scientists spread over the different universities and institutions in the UAE.

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Saruq Al-Hadid Archaeological Site in Dubai Selected for First Study by ENGEOS Researchers to Apply Newly Developed Novel Method.

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UAE scientists discover remnants of ancient civilization buried deep in Dubai desert.

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Climatology of the heat low and the intertropical discontinuity in the Arabian Peninsula.

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Khalifa University Research Shows Increasing Trends in Summertime Temperatures over the UAE.

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A new study from Khalifa University highlights just how much dust contributes to the total aerosol load over the UAE, and how the atmospheric conditions have been changing since 2009.

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The study by scientists at Khalifa University of Science and Technology offered a new perspective on how urbanisation affects air quality by highlighting a way in which it may prove beneficial.

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New research shows that ‘explosive’ cyclones off Antarctica, caused by increasing extreme atmospheric events, can contribute to ice shelf calving and, ultimately, sea level rise.

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Satellite view of the calving event that led to the release of iceberg D28 from the Amery Ice Shelf in September 2019.

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Despite being a desert country, the UAE has all the necessary ingredients for fog, seeing up to 50 foggy nights per year.

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At the first virtual International Rain Enhancement Forum (IREF), researchers from Khalifa University shared their innovative methodologies and new insights to enhancing rainfall across the UAE.

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Intense Dust Emissions Carried Plumes 8,000 km from Sahara Desert and Across Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean and Southern United States

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Abu Dhabi scientists find unexpected link between 'Godzilla' dust storm and Arctic ice

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‘Godzilla’ dust storm traced to shaky northern jet stream

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Modelling these rare events can significantly boost the country’s rain enhancement efforts

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Atmospheric Rivers: A blanket for Antarctic winter sea ice

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How Rivers in the Sky Melted Antarctic Ice

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Large-Scale Poleward Transport of Heat and Moisture by Atmospheric Rivers Causes A Stretch of Open Water in Antarctica

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Invisible Air Rivers in The Sky Have Been Leaving Giant Holes in Antarctic Ice.

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Dust Activity in the Middle East with Dr. Diana Francis

Explanation of the dust phenomenon and the impact of its radiative effects on the development of clouds and rain.

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