Dataset Edition

General information
Dataset nameDust_model_intercomparison_NMMB/BSC-Dust
Created on2013-06-28
Useful in the framework ofChArMEx > TRAQA
ChArMEx > TT6 Modelling > Dust summer 2012
Dataset Contact(s)
Data access Dataset as provided by the Principal Investigator

Access to the outputs of the NMMB_BSC-DUST model for case study of summer 2012

Model information
Model / simulation descriptionThe NMMB/BSC-Dust model simulation (v1.0) uses as the initial state of dust concentration in the model was defined by the 24-h forecast from the previous-day model run. The NCEP final analyses (FNL; at 1 º×1º) at 0 UTC are used as initial conditions and boundary conditions at intervals of 6 h. The domain of simulation covers northern Africa, Middle East and Europe.
References(Pérez et al., 2011; Haustein et al., 2012)
Parameter nameAerosol Optical Depth/Thickness
Parameter keywordAtmosphere > Aerosols > Aerosol Optical Depth/Thickness
Vertical level type2D
Temporal Coverage
Date begin2012-06-01Date end2012-08-31
Geographic Coverage
Area nameEuropean/Mediterranean Area
Data resolution
Temporal resolution0000-00-00 03:00:00
Latitude resolution0.25°
Longitude resolution0.25º
Vertical resolution40 levels
Grid type
Original Grid typeNMMB rotated grid; 40 sygma-hybrid pressure layers
Grid processing0.25º x 0.25º (383 x 279 grid points)
Data use information
Use constraintsPermission is granted to use these data and images in research and publications when accompanied by the following statement : «All measurement presented here are from the Chemistry-Aerosol Mediterranean Experiment project(ChArMEx ,, which is the atmospheric component of the French multidisplinary program MISTRALS (Mediterranean Integrated Studies aT Regional And Local Scales). ChArMEx-France was principally funded by INSU, ADEME, ANR, CNES, CTC (Corsica region), EU/FEDER, Météo-France, and CEA. The aircraft were operated by SAFIRE.»
TRAQA was funded by ADEME/PRIMEQUAL and MISTRALS/ChArMEx programmes and Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées.
Data were performed on the Mare Nostrum supercomputer hosted by Barcelona Supercomputing Center-Centro Nacional de Supercomputación(BSC-CNS.
Data policyChArMEx data and publication policy
DatabaseBarcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS)
Data format(s)NetCDF