DOI: 10.3369/tethys.2013.10.02

Tethys no. 10 pp.: 13 - 23


During the afternoon of 12 June 2012 a meteorological phenomenon, characterized by a sudden increase in wind speed and a sharp change in its direction, occurred in the city of Barcelona and surrounding areas. The strong gusts of wind that blew on the Barcelona coastline raised a significant amount of sand from the beaches in the city, which caused a significant reduction in visibility on the coastline, like a small sandstorm. The operational disruption of Barcelona-El Prat Airport, located a few kilometers southwest of it, was also noteworthy, and led to the abortion of several landings.


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