Jul 31, 2019
Mitigation measures in mining environments

Particulate matter is the main pollution problem in mines. The mining area is constantly exposed to a lot of activities that generate a large amount of dust and suspended particles. Blasting, excavations, handling and loading of aggregate onto storage piles, and vehicle transport of the mined material, are the main sources of particles in an […]

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Jul 09, 2019
The emissions model

Nowadays we are able to forecast the levels of contamination in a region by using the air quality (AQ) models. These models can reproduce the main agents that influence the air pollution, like the meteorological situation, the emission sources, the dispersion of pollutants or the chemical reactions in the atmosphere. The result is the local […]

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Jul 04, 2019
How to tackle climate change in the wine sector

Insights driven from developing new tailored climate tools to help wineries in production management. There is scientific evidence that our climate is changing due to the emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) from anthropogenic activities. Although the causes and consequences of climate change are global, impacts differ from region to region and sector to sector. Tackling […]

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Jun 13, 2019 api
Advantages of using an API

The most common way to use an application online is by a web platform. The user has to move to the corresponding URL and then gets the requested information from the navigator interactively. Or, in other words, by using the User Interface that the provider has designed for that aim. This procedure is often enough […]

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May 27, 2019
Influence of meteorology on aviation security

Aeronautical meteorology is an essential element of the complex system that constitutes Air Traffic Management (ATM). Meteorology conditions all aspects of ATM operations as well as helps to improve safety and efficiency during air traffic control (ATC) operations. What influence does meteorology have on airport operations? The possibility of forecasting adverse and/or extreme weather situations […]

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May 16, 2019 climate change
Development and adaptation to climate change

The challenges of climate resilience projects funded by international funds According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on its recent Global Climate report in 2018, The impacts of climate change (physical signals such as global warming trends, changes in precipitation patterns, sea level rise, extreme events and socio-economic impacts derived) are accelerating in a disturbing […]

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Apr 30, 2019
Atmospheric tracing and tracking techniques

Atmospheric transport  numerical modeling is becoming a very useful tool for severe air quality episodes and odour complaint management. The current industrial development and its necessary economic growth is everyday more sensible to citizen environmental awareness and local environmental complain resolution. Atmospheric emitting activities is a current subject of discussion. A question may come out […]

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Mar 12, 2019 air quality
Sand storms, megacities and intense industrial activity

What happens to air quality levels when these three factors come together? According to the World Health Organization the most polluted cities in the world are Zabol (Iran), Gwalior (India), Allahabad (India), Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) and Al Jubail (Saudi Arabia). All these cities have something in common, as they are all affected by three determining […]

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Feb 26, 2019 air quality, Dust, WRF-Chem
Dust: when pollution comes from deserts

Impact of the dust storm in air quality and mitigation measures.   What is natural dust? When we talk about natural dust, we are referring to a mixture of solid particles that are suspended in the atmosphere, created by the wind blowing on arid and desert surfaces. The size of these particles found in natural […]

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Heat island: air quality impacts

Climatic geoengineering measures in urban environments: impact on air quality Is it possible to reduce the temperature of a heat island? Asphalt, buildings or the nonexistence of green spaces are the main cause of the “island heat effect”, that usually occurs in big cities. Temperatures in these areas are higher than the surroundings, due to […]

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