Dust storms - page 6

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An intense dust storm formed over Western China’s Taklimakan Desert

An intense dust storm formed over Western China’s Taklimakan Desert on April 23, 2012. Sitting inside the Tarim Basin, the Taklimakan Desert is the warmest, driest, largest desert in China, and it ranks among the world’s largest shifting-sand deserts. Sand dunes

April 23, 2012

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Dust seen over Russia

In late April 2012, dust mingled with clouds over the eastern Russian Federation. The dust likely originated along the border between China and Mongolia and followed a counter-clockwise arc into eastern Russia. Fires along the China-Mongolia border may also have

April 23, 2012

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Strong winds picking up dust and sand across Arabia and northern Africa

Moderately rough winds reduced visibility across Arabia and northern Africa. The conditions also kept on changing as strong winds kicked up sand and dust. Visibility dropped in many areas. Winds are expected to be moderately rough and will likely strengthen at times,

April 20, 2012

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Dust plumes off the Libya coast

Dust from the Sahara Desert blows over the Gulf of Sidra (Khalij Surt), a body of water in the Mediterranean Sea on the northern coast of Libya. The gulf measures 439 kilometres (273 mi) from the promontory of Boreum (now Ras Teyonas) on the East side to the

April 17, 2012

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Severe dust and thunder/hail storms in India

14 people were killed and more than 200 were injured due to severe dust and thunder/hail storms at different places in India during the past 24 hours.The worst affected was Jalaun where nine persons died during hailstorm which lashed the districts during wee hours.

April 13, 2012

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Last week's super dust storm over the Arabian Sea

On March 20, 2012, a giant dust plume stretched across the Arabian Sea from the coast of Oman to India. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite took this picture bellow the same day. This extensive plume followed days of

March 27, 2012

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Dozens tornadoes spinning up in southern Illinois and Kentucky and in the Deep South, US

Several rope tornadoes have been spinning up from serve storms in southern Illinois and Kentucky with a lot of twisting motion in the atmosphere in place. Meanwhile, storms have also produced tornadoes in the Deep South.A line of nasty thunderstorms are stretching

March 24, 2012

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"Super sandstorm" over the Arabian peninsula

Super sandstorm is whipping up winds and dust across the Arabian Peninsula. On March 20, 2012, a giant dust plume stretched across the Arabian Sea, from the coast of Oman in the west to the coast of India in the east.  This extensive plume followed days of dust-storm

March 21, 2012

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Dust storm over the Gulf of Aden

The dust storm that started on March 17 continued its southward movement two days later, drifting off the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula and over the Gulf of Aden. Dust was especially thick over western Yemen and the western part of the Gulf of Aden. Off the

March 20, 2012

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Saharan dust over the Mediterranean Sea

Thick dust blew off the northern coast of Africa and over the Mediterranean Sea in early March 2012. The dust plumes blew off the coast of both eastern and western Libya, the country in the southeast section of the image, with clear skies predominating between the

March 16, 2012

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Icelandic proglacial dust storms - link between dust storms and glacial melting

There is a link between large dust storms on Iceland and glacial melting according to new study by a University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science led by prof. Joseph M. Prospero and colleagues Joanna E. Bullard and Richard Hodgkins

March 10, 2012

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Dust storms on the Arabian Peninsula

Dust storms continued on the Arabian Peninsula from late February into early March. This image, acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite on March 3, 2012, shows a dust plume spanning hundreds of kilometers.

March 07, 2012

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Multiple dust plumes in Sudan

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites observed the intensification of a dust storm in the eastern Sahara Desert on February 25, 2012.  Multiple dust plumes arise from discrete source points—one such

February 27, 2012

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Saharan dust over the Atlantic Ocean

A strong Harmattan wind carried clouds of dust thousands of kilometers across West Africa and the Northern Atlantic Ocean in early February 2012. Blowing south from the Sahara desert, the dry and dusty seasonal trade wind deposited thick layers of dust on sidewalks and

February 27, 2012

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Dust storm over the Arabian Sea

Dust plumes stretched southward over the Arabian Sea in late February 2012.  The thickest plume arises just west of the Iran-Pakistan border. Thinner plumes blow southward along the entire coast of Pakistan.Sandy deserts cover much of southern Pakistan and Iran, and

February 26, 2012

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Dust storm in Utah

Dust and clouds mingled over Utah in late February 2012. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image of a dust storm on February 23.The dust arises from the Great Salt Lake Desert, with

February 25, 2012

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Dust storm over Texas

In late February 2012, a dust storm in the Texas Panhandle dropped visibility to near-zero, and caused numerous accidents and two deaths, according to news station WJLA. The dust swept from eastern New Mexico through Texas, forming a giant arc north of Lubbock.

February 23, 2012