BSC-DREAM8b v2.0 Atmospheric Dust Forecast System

Welcome to the operational website of the BSC-DREAM8b model (Pérez et al. 2006a, Pérez et al. 2006b, Basart et al. 2012) in the Earth Sciences Division of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center-Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS). The model predicts the atmospheric life cycle of the eroded desert dust and was developed as a pluggable component of the NCEP/ETA model. Since August 2012, the current operational version is the BSC-DREAM8b v2.0 model which includes updates in the dry and wet deposition schemes as well as the inclusion of a "preferential source" mask in its emission scheme.

The contents and images offered in this website can be freely used by anyone with the only  commitment to explicitly mention the source and include the following acknowledgement: "data and/or images from the BSC-DREAM8b (Dust REgional Atmospheric Model) model, operated by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (", everytime they are used. In the case of establishing links to the contents of this website, kindly inform us via email

If you need specific data, you must formalize the request via email, indicating the data needed and the reason for the request.

NEW: You can dowload numerical dust forecasts in BSC Mineral Dust Database

North Africa-Middle East-Europe

 Sahara - Sahel