Re ECF Project: 2010-33

Project Title: Integrated warning system for monitoring and prediction of dust storm events in Hong Kong

Applicant: Prof. Janet NICHOL of Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Total Approved Grant: $873,780

Duration: 1/2/2012 to 31/7/2013

Project Status/Remarks: Terminated

The project aims to set up an integrated and real time data collection system to give advance prediction and warning of dust storms arriving in Hong Kong, for environmental authorities and the public. The data collected along the identified dust storm forward trajectory will also permit diagnosis of microphysical and chemical characteristics of the dust e.g. mineral, bacterial, industrial, toxins etc, in terms of likely health impacts.

Summary of the Findings/Outcomes: