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Hesham El-Askary, Menas Kafatos, Xue Liu, and Tarek El-Ghazawi (2003). Introducing New Approaches for Dust Storms Detection Using Remote Sensing Technology. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS '03. Proceedings. 2003 IEEE International. 21-25 July 2003. 4.pp 2439 - 2441.

Dust storms present environmental risks and affect the climate. They have worsened in the Mediterranean and East Asia regions over the last decade due to massive deforestation and increased droughts. Storms can travel over large parts of the Earth, in Asia, Africa, even affecting North America and Europe. Moreover dust storms are related to precipitation, soil moisture, land use/land cover practices, and other human activities. This work is a continuation of previous research in which we analyzed several remote sensing instruments capabilities in monitoring dust storms. Here we introduce the usage of the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) and TRMM Microwave Imager (TMI) as an optical and microwave combination in enhancing dust storm detection.

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