A meteorological adventure in Sahara

Richard Washington, Professor of Climate Science at the School of Geography and the Environment is leading an effort to better understand the climate of the Sahara. The the first part of this project, which involved scientists from UK, France, and National Met Services of Algeria and Mauritania, includes collecting meteorological data in western Sahara where there are very few weather stations. The observational phase of this project has now come to a close, and the team has produced a movie documenting the challenging (but exciting) nature of this project.

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