Improve the accuracy of yellow sand forecast by the Japan Meteorological Agency Enlarge the map display to the Taklimakan Desert
The accuracy of the prediction of yellow sand released by the Japan Meteorological Agency has been improved, and from the end of this month, the area displayed on the map will extend to the source Taklimakan Desert. "I want you to use it for early warning."
Yellow sand is a phenomenon in which sand rolled up in the continental desert area spreads in a westerly wind, and even in Japan, visibility is reduced and laundry becomes dirty.
The Japan Meteorological Agency has published the forecast of yellow sand on its website, but with the cooperation of JAXA = Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, etc., incorporated the image data of the meteorological satellite "Himawari-8" and the prediction accuracy up to two days ahead Has improved by 10%.
The range displayed on the map has also expanded from around Japan to the Gobi Desert and Taklamakan Desert on the western side of the continent, which are the sources of yellow sand.
A new yellow sand forecast map is scheduled to be released from this month, and the Japan Meteorological Agency has stated that "I want you to know more details and use it for early warning."