Home Scope Consortium News Publications Links Internal Contact

Scope of SAMUM
Cited literature
Milestones of SAMUM

SAMUM English Simoom, small and extremely hot and dry local wind in Arabia and the Sahara. Its temperature often reaches 55° C (about 130° F), and its humidity sometimes falls under 10 percent. Intensive ground heating under a cloudless sky causes the Simoom. The Arabic word means “poison wind” and refers to the wind's tendency to cause heatstroke.

SAMUM Overview

SAMUM-2 Overview