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KAUST, NCM sign agreements support two centers aimed to mitigate climate impacts in ME
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 18 - 10 - 2021

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and the National Center for Meteorology (NCM) signed on Sunday agreements to support the creation of two new climate centers in Saudi Arabia.
The two centers are the National Center for Climate Change, and the Regional Sand and Dust Storms Early Warning and Advisory Center.
The Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Abdulrahman Al Fadley, chair of the board of directors for the centers, attended the meeting remotely.
The agreements were signed by Vice President for Research Professor Donal D. C. Bradley from KAUST and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ayam Ghulam of NCM.
The National Center for Climate Change will be the central focal coordinating authority for climate change science in the Kingdom and MENA region, providing the tools and information needed to curb the negative effects of climate change.
To this end the center will compile, produce and share research, data and information in relation to climatology using advanced modeling, analysis and the prediction of climate variations to facilitate science-based decision-making and practical applications of direct benefit to Saudi Arabia.
The Dust Storm Advisory Center will host a state-of-the-art dust storm predicting system for early warning of dust storms over the Arabian Peninsula.
Large sand and dust storms strongly affect atmospheric circulation, air quality, human health, agricultural lands, and infrastructure, among other natural and human systems.
In cooperation with the National Center for Atmospheric Research in the USA, KAUST will assist NCM in developing the web-based publishing software and climate model.
Through an enhanced understanding of the frequency and intensity of such storms, the center can devise ways to mitigate their impacts in the MENA region.
KAUST President Dr. Tony Chan said that the two centers will be cornerstones in the Kingdom's efforts to adapt to the inevitable consequences of climate change in the region.
"Accurate regional climate predictions down to mesoclimatic scales are needed for preparing towns and future cities to our new climate normal. The specific patterns and magnitudes of future sand- and dust-storms are key considerations in that preparation," he said.
"KAUST is happy to have this opportunity to contribute to this very important national priority," he added. — SG

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