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Cairo_EMA_2 (Cairo, Egypt)

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 Cimel sunphotometer on the roof of the EMA at Cairo (Egypt)
From left to right: Mr. Ahmed Abd-ElHamid Ibrahim (EMA), Ms  Carmen Guirado (AEMET-UVA), Dr. Kamal Fahmy Mohamed (EMA), Mr. Ramon Ramos (AEMET), Mr. Hamza Mohamed Hamza (EMA) and Darwish Mohamed Ahmed (EMA) after the installation of the new Cimel sunphotometer on May 3,  2010.
Image 1 - Cimel sunphotometer on the roof of the EMA at Cairo (Egypt)
Image 2 - From left to right: Mr. Ahmed Abd-ElHamid Ibrahim (EMA), Ms Carmen Guirado (AEMET-UVA), Dr. Kamal Fahmy Mohamed (EMA), Mr. Ramon Ramos (AEMET), Mr. Hamza Mohamed Hamza (EMA) and Darwish Mohamed Ahmed (EMA) after the installation of the new Cimel sunphotometer on May 3, 2010.
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Site Coordinates and Elevation:

  • Latitude: 30.08077° North
  • Longitude: 31.29007° East
  • Elevation: 70.0 Meters

Site Description:

  • The sunphotometer is located on a terrace, on the roof of a building at EMA (Egyptian Meteorological Authority) in Cairo. This is a strategic station to monitor dust intrusions from the Sahara, as well as polluted aerosols. Cairo resides at the center of the largest metropolitan area in Africa and is the eleventh-largest megacity in the world. This is a project financed by the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development (http://www.aeci.es/) through the Atmospheric Research and Environment Program of the World Meteorological Organization (www.wmo.int). This station is part of the Observational program of the WMO Sand and Dust Storm Warning Advisory and Assessment System Regional Center for Northern Africa, Middle East and Europe (http://sds-was.aemet.es/). Data transmission and processing, as well quality assurance, are performed through RIMA (http://www.rima.uva.es/RIMA/) and PHOTONS (http://loaphotons.univ-lille1.fr/) AERONET-federated networks.

Principal
Investigator(s)
Information:

  • Emilio Cuevas-Agullo
  • E-mail: ecuevasa@aemet.es
  • Dr. Emilio Cuevas-Agullo
    (Director of the Izana Atmospheric Research Center)
    Meteorological State Agency of Spain (AEMET)
    C/ La Marina, 20, Planta 6
    38071 Santa Cruz de Tenerife
    SPAIN
    Tel: +34 922151718
    Fax: +34 922574475
    Email: ecuevasa@aemet.es

    AND

  • Ashraf Zakey
  • E-mail: ashzakey@gmail.com
  • Dr. Ashraf Zakey
    Head of Central Administration for Research
    Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA)
    PO Box 11784
    Koubry El-Ouabba
    Cairo, Egypt
    Tel: +01095097407
    E-Mail: ashzakey@gmail.com

Site Manager(s) Information:
  • Abdel-hamid Elawadi
  • Email: hameedsuu@yahoo.com
  • Mr. Abdel-hamid Elawadi
    (Director of the Air Pollution Department)
    Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA)
    Koubry El-Ouabba
    Cairo, Egypt
    Tel: +201112257309
    E-Mail: hameedsuu@yahoo.com

Responsible Institution(s):
  • Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) www.ema.gov.eg Meteorological State Agency of Spain (AEMET) www.aemet.es www.izana.aemet.org

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