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An Integrated Weather and Sea State Forecasting System for the Arabian Peninsula (WASSF)

  • Jumaan Al QahtaniEmail author
  • Elyas Alaa
  • George Kallos
  • George Galanis
  • Sarantis Sofianos
  • Christina Mitsakou
  • Chris Spyrou
  • Christina Kalogeri
  • Nikolaos Bartsotas
  • John Athanaselis
  • Vassilios Vervatis
  • Stavros Solomos
  • Panagiotis Axaopoulos
  • Daniel W. Beard
  • Ioannis Alexiou
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Complexity book series (SPCOM)

Abstract

Saudi Aramco is the oil industry of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with several activities related to the environment. In order to optimize daily operations and minimize environmental risks a forecasting system has been employed and setup in operations. The objectives of the system include prevention and mitigation of environmental problems, as well as early warning of local conditions associated with extreme weather events. The management and operations part is related to early warning of weather and dust storms that affect operations of various facilities, whereas the environmental part is mainly focused on air quality and desert dust levels in the atmosphere.

Keywords

Arabian Peninsula Dust Event Forecast Horizon Ocean Circulation Model Desert Dust 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was supported by the Environmental Protection Department of Saudi Aramco.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jumaan Al Qahtani
    • 1
    Email author
  • Elyas Alaa
    • 1
  • George Kallos
    • 2
  • George Galanis
    • 2
  • Sarantis Sofianos
    • 3
  • Christina Mitsakou
    • 2
  • Chris Spyrou
    • 2
  • Christina Kalogeri
    • 2
  • Nikolaos Bartsotas
    • 2
  • John Athanaselis
    • 2
  • Vassilios Vervatis
    • 3
  • Stavros Solomos
    • 2
  • Panagiotis Axaopoulos
    • 3
  • Daniel W. Beard
    • 1
  • Ioannis Alexiou
    • 1
  1. 1.Environmental Protection DepartmentSaudi AramcoDhahranSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Faculty of Physics, Atmospheric Modeling and Weather Forecasting GroupUniversity of AthensAthensGreece
  3. 3.Faculty of Physics, Ocean Physics and Modeling GroupUniversity of AthensAthensGreece

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