FENNEC Project

FENNEC is a consortium project involving Universities of Oxford, Leeds, Reading, Mainz, Cologne, University College London, UK Met Office, Institute Pierre-Simon Laplace and Laboratorie d’Aerologie.

Main goals of the project are better understanding of processes characterizing Saharan climate and dynamics of desert planetary boundary layer, as well as determining mechanisms of dust emission. In order to fulfill these aims, several measuring campaigns will be carried out providing additional measurements of meteorological parameters and dust aerosol in Sahara.

Although not formally participating in FENNEC, SEEVCCC supports the project by providing dust forecasts during field measurement campaigns. Forecasts are issued twice per day.