Dust across the Mediterranean Sea

Dust across the Mediterranean Sea

A cloudbank stretched across the Mediterranean Sea from northern Algeria to southern France for the last few days. Saharan dust streaked the clouds, extending hundreds of kilometers from southeast to northwest. One especially noticeable dust plume passed over the

Dust transports over Central Asia and northern China

Dust transports over Central Asia and northern China

Interaction of global wind systems at two interconnected deserts in Eastern China – Badain Jaran and Tengger Shamo deserts, are major source of sand and sediments dust transport over Central Asia and northern China.Tengger

Dust storm worsen air pollution problems in China

Dust storm worsen air pollution problems in China

The dust plumes originated from the Gobi Desert arose along the China-Mongolia border on March 8, 2013. Arising along the border between China and southwestern Mongolia, the dust extended as far south as the Sichuan Basin and continued to blow for several

New research to focus on energy distribution in upper atmosphere

New research to focus on energy distribution in upper atmosphere

“Understanding interaction between the Earth’s magnetic field, or magnetosphere, and its upper atmosphere – known as the thermosphere/ionosphere – is especially important this year and in 2014, said Yue Deng, an assistant physics professor at University of Texas.

Weather modification – Avoiding floods by “cloud seeding”, Indonesia

Weather modification – Avoiding floods by “cloud seeding”, Indonesia

Cloud seeding, a weather modification technique, is commonly used to encourage rainfall in arid regions by dispersing substances into the air. But Indonesian government is using it to avoid further floods by redirecting rain to the ocean and claims their attempt has

Ozone thinning has influenced ocean circulation

Ozone thinning has influenced ocean circulation

The hole in the Antarctic ozone layer has caused changes in the way that waters in those southern oceans mix, which has the potential to alter the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere and eventually could have an impact on global climate change, according to earth scientist

Thick dust over Tibesti Mountains (Chad) and Gulf of Sidra (Libya)

Thick dust over Tibesti Mountains (Chad) and Gulf of Sidra (Libya)

The Gulf of Sidra is an arm of the Mediterranean Sea, indenting the Libyan coast of northern Africa. It extends eastward for 443 km(275 miles) from Miṣrātah to Banghāzī. A highway links scattered oases along its shore, which is chiefly desert, with salt marshes.

Haze continues to hover over northern India and Bangladesh

Haze continues to hover over northern India and Bangladesh

Ongoing haze blows across the mouths of the Ganges River and over the Bay of Bengal. Temperature inversion keeps smoke from agricultural fires and urban and industrial pollutants near the ground, rather than rising higher into the atmosphere and dispersing. Haze

Dust plumes from Sahara over Mediterranean Sea

Dust plumes from Sahara over Mediterranean Sea

A plume of Saharan dust, extending roughly 1,110 kilometers (700 miles), spanned the Mediterranean Sea in late January 2013. A swath of dust blows northward from the Sahara Desert in Libya, over the Gulf of Sidra, past the western end of the Jebel Akhdar