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Atmosphere

Dust Storm in Hokkaido
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Dust Storm in Hokkaido

Plumes of dried soil streamed from a rural area in the northern part of the Japanese island.

Published May 21, 2019

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Wildfires Threaten Northern Alberta
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Wildfires Threaten Northern Alberta

Some residents of High Level, Canada, were forced to evacuate in the face of a large and out-of-control wildfire that has started advancing toward the town.

Published May 20, 2019

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Dust Swirls over Asia
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Dust Swirls over Asia

In May 2019, dust from the Taklamakan and Gobi deserts swirled high into the atmosphere as a spring storm passed through China and Mongolia.

Published May 13, 2019

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Contrails Over the Gulf of California
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Contrails Over the Gulf of California

The corridor between the United States and Mexico is a fairly busy one for air traffic—heavy enough to produce plenty of contrails, but not so much that they all blend together.

Published May 13, 2019

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Fani Threatens India
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Fani Threatens India

The storm strengthened and bore down on the country's eastern coast as a very severe tropical cyclone.

Published May 2, 2019

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