Saharan dust is a mixture of sand and dust from the Sahara
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This Sahara Dust Haze Index Forecasts and Air Quality Index forecasts products have been designed, tailored to the needs of the society and are generated by the Meteorological Services Division of Trinidad and Tobago, in collaboration with the Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH).
Forecast and warning levels are generated and computed from the CIMH advanced WRF-Chem regional numerical model prediction system working on a 25 km grid resolution. The forecast represents the air quality without localized sources of pollution, such as bushfires. The Sahara Dust Haze Index is determined from the PM10 µg/m3 maximum concentration over Trinidad and Tobago in 24 hours. The Air Quality Index is determined from the PM2.5 µg/m3 maximum concentration over Trinidad and Tobago in 24 hours.
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