Asian Dust Events
- Satellite Analysis and Ground Observation -

Kagoshima Kosa Analysis Group in collaboration with Simulation Group in RIAM

Ground camera observation in collaboration with
Northeast Normal Univ., China and Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, Mongolia


1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 (Kumamoto Univ.)

Australian Dust Events in 2002-2003

Booklet  "Satellite Imagery of Asian Dust Events (1997-2001)"  , Papers Nov. 2001 to 2002 . Reports in 2003-2008

Correspondence is welcome to e-mail : K.Kinoshita, Kagoshima Univ.,
(Most addresses of the other contributers have changed.)

Events in 2006

Events in 2005

Events in 2004

NOAA/AVHRR Ground Observation
Events in the spring of 2004 Photo images in Changchun
Photo images in Ulaanbaatar

A gray scale AVI image at 14:00 on 10 Mar., 2004.

Events in 2003

NOAA/AVHRR Ground Observation
Events in the spring of 2003 Photo images in Changchun
ex. Photo images in Kumamoto

A gray scale AVI image at 02:33 / Photo image at 12:00 on 16 Apr., 2003.
We started the observation of Asian dust at Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China, since Mar. 18, 2003.

Events in 2002

Events in November 2002
Events in the spring of 2002  Events in the spring of 2002

Dense Kosa covering northern China, the Korean peninsula and the Sea of Japan at 13:56JST on 21 March, 2002

Events in 2001

Events in December 2001
Events in May 2001 Events in the spring of 2001
Events in April 2001
Events in March 2001
Events in January 2001

AVI Color on 5:56 JST at April 7, 2001

7 April 2001, 0240 UTC, Terra-MODIS, true colour image processed using McIDAS
(data courtesy NASA)

Events in 2000
Events in May 2000 Events in the spring of 2000
Events in April 2000
Events in March 2000 

Dense Kosa (light yellow) is seen north of Liaodong Peninsula in China in the afternoon on 6 March, 2000, by a cut-off voltex above northeast China.

Events in 1999


Event in early April 1999
Event in the end of January 1999

Dense Kosa covering northern China at 18:39 JST on 4 April, 1999

Events in April 1998

Events in April 1998

(a) A gray scale mosaic image of AVI at 15:36 (left) and 13:55 (right JST on 20 Apr., 1998
(b) The simulated column density density distribution in g/m3 (log) and wind vector at 15:00 JST on 20, Apr.

Events in April 1997

Events in April 1997

A gray scale AVI image at 14:45 on 5 Jan., 1997 

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