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Intense Saharan Dust Events

Here Comes the Saharan Dust
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Here Comes the Saharan Dust

The dust in the skies over the Caribbean and Southern United States has distant origins.

Published Jun 30, 2018

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Vast Dust Storms in the Sahara
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Vast Dust Storms in the Sahara

Even by the standards of the desert interior of Africa, the storms of late March have been intense.

Published Apr 1, 2018

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Bits of the Sahara on the Move
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Bits of the Sahara on the Move

A relentless storm lofted dust out of western Africa for days.

Published Mar 31, 2018

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Saharan Dust Makes Orange Snow
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Saharan Dust Makes Orange Snow

Dust plumes from North Africa spread over Eastern Europe and Russia, darkening the late-winter snow cover and reducing visibility in Mediterranean countries.

Published Mar 28, 2018

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