Episode 19 - How Researchers Fight Dust Storms and Desertification

Dr. David DuBois, New Mexico State Climatologist, Director of the New Mexico Climate Center, & Associate Professor at New Mexico State University discusses the latest in climate observation and air quality research. Learn about the ZiaMet Agricultural Weather Station Network, how researchers in New Mexico fight dust storms and desertification, how machine learning can help climate prediction, and much more.


David DuBois, PhD, is the state climatologist for New Mexico, director of the New Mexico Climate Center, and college associate professor at New Mexico State University. He also serves as the state coordinator for the New Mexico Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow (CoCoRaHS).

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