Based on the Digital Earth Science Platform of AIR, teams around HUANG Wenjiang and DONG Yingying have used multi-source earth observation data, meteorological data, field data, and self-developed models and algorithms to analyze putative paths of desert locust which presently plague East Africa and Southwest Asia. developed by AIR. They conclude that if the locusts in Pakistan and India cannot be controlled effectively and when the Southwest Monsoon is extremely strong, there may be some probability for the locust moving from India to Myanmar via Bangladesh, and a higher risk to invade China’s Yunnan and Tibet from May to June 2020.

CAS news release, February 27, 2020

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