Reducing Disaster: Early Warning Systems For Climate Change

pp 153-165


Climate Change Implications and Use of Early Warning Systems for Global Dust Storms

  • Lindsey M. HarrimanAffiliated withUNEP/GRID-Sioux Falls, Earth Resources Technology, Inc. USGS Earth Resources Observation & Science (EROS) Center Email author 

* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.

Get Access


With increased changes in land cover and global climate, early detection and warning of dust storms in conjunction with effective and widespread information broadcasts will be essential to the prevention and mitigation of future risks and impacts. Human activities, seasonal variations and long-term climatic patterns influence dust storms. More research is needed to analyse these factors of dust mobilisation to create more certainty for the fate of vulnerable populations and ecosystems in the future. Early warning and communication systems, when in place and effectively implemented, can offer some relief to these vulnerable areas. As an issue that affects many regions of the world, there is a profound need to understand the potential changes and ultimately create better early warning systems for dust storms.


Dust Transboundary Climate change Aerosols Early warning Forecasting