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Heavy dust storm sweeps through South Australia's Barossa Valley

Strong winds whipped up a massive dust storm through South Australia's Barossa Valley on March 17, 2016, from the site of Pinery bushfire where two lives have been lost in November 2015. The storm caused a car crash involving five vehicles on the Horrocks...

March 17, 2016

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Sandstorm, heavy rain hit Cairo, Egypt

After days of unseasonably hot temperatures, Cairo and other Egyptian governorates were hit by a sudden sandstorm and heavy rain on the evening of March 13, 2016. Egypt's meteorological authority (EMA) said Monday's temperature will witness a drop...

March 14, 2016

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Large dust storm and strong winds sweep Delhi, India

A massive dust storm accompanied by strong winds lashed Delhi, India on March 12, 2016. According to media reports, the storm led to trees falling in some areas, power cuts and traffic disruption in several parts of west and south Delhi. The storm came after...

March 13, 2016

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Dust storm wraps Melbourne causing major power outages, Australia

An intense thunderstorm accompanied with strong winds and dust passed through Melbourne on January 13, 2016. The storm covered the city in a cloud of dust which lasted about 10 to 20 minutes, reducing visibility in the area. Power outages and damaged buildings have...

January 14, 2016

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Large dust storm clouds Phoenix, Arizona

A large dust storm swept the US Arizona's capital of Phoenix on October 16, 2015, media reports. The cloud system was hovering about 1 500 m (4 921 feet) above the ground, packing winds of 100 km/h (62 mph) and was followed by a strong thunderstorm. Video...

October 18, 2015

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Middle East dust storms more common in recent years, news media suggests

A storm with characteristics of both the 'shamal' - long lived and wide reaching dust storm - and 'haboob' - storm fronts that appear as walls of sand and dust - moved across Iraq, Iran and the Persian Gulf region in early September 2015. The storm

September 04, 2015

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Severe weather outbreak leaves at least 4 dead, dozens injured across the US

Severe weather outbreak across the United States has left at least 4 people dead and dozens injured over the weekend. At least 11 million people throughout the country were on alert on Sunday, June 28, 2015.Supercell thunderstorms, tornadoes, heavy rain, large hail and

June 29, 2015

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Severe sandstorm hits United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates (UAE) was hit by a severe sandstorm on March 10 and 11, 2015.Rainfall is also expected today and tomorrow across parts of the UAE, with the wet weather blowing in fresh winds that will raise dust and sand over open areas and reduce visibility, Emira

March 11, 2015

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Persistent dust storms across the Arabian Peninsula

In late February 2015, a significant winter storm stirred up dust and sand across much of the Arabian Peninsula. The low-pressure system energized strong northwest winds that carried dust from as far as northern Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Kuwait to the shores of the Persia

February 25, 2015

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Massive thunderstorm backed by dry dusty winds hit Indian capital

At least nine people were killed in and around New Delhi, India, when a massive thunderstorm brought down trees and cut off power on May 30, 2014. Most of the deaths were caused by the falling trees or collapsing walls.A massive thunderstorm backed by dry 

May 30, 2014

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Changing climate: How dust changed the face of the Earth

In spring 2010, the research icebreaker Polarstern returned from the South Pacific with a scientific treasure - ocean sediments from a previously almost unexplored part of the South Polar Sea. What looks like an inconspicuous sample of mud to a layman is, to geological

January 26, 2014

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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

April 29, 2013

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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

March 15, 2013

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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

January 23, 2013

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Dust over Saudi Arabia and Red Sea

Dust can be seen in the air over Saudi Arabia and blowing westward over the Red Sea. Unsettled weather is typical in Saudi Arabia in winter, with strong winds a frequent occurrence. The Rub’ al Khali desert, the world’s largest sand sea, covers large parts of the

January 21, 2013

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West Africa veiled by dust and smoke

Dust from the Bodélé Depression, in the Sahara Desert, blows southwestward towards Lake Chad, and can also be seen south of the lake. The lower portion of the image is also covered by a hazy veil, although this is due to fires in Chad and the Central African Republic

January 20, 2013

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Dust storm over Iran

A dust storm can be seen spreading over eastern Iran and western Pakistan and over Arabian Sea. The dust blows southward, over the coast of the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman and Strait of Hormuz. Dust plumes captured by MODIS/Terra satellite on January 17, 2013

January 18, 2013