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NASA-enhanced dust storm predictions to aid health community
Date:10/28/2008

ps reported cases of respiratory distress. The satellite-enhanced system would allow health and environmental managers to "see" the next 48 hours of dust concentrations for their areas and track the number of respiratory distress situations that result.

Ultimately, the system could allow health officials to issue early warnings to populations at risk for dust-related health complications. Preliminary feedback from public health end-users about the enhanced system's performance is expected in January 2009.


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Contact: Stephen Cole
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
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