Dust and Haze

Saharan Dust Heading for Europe
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Saharan Dust Heading for Europe

A substantial dust plume drifted over the Atlantic Ocean, with some of the airborne grains steering toward the northeast.

Published Feb 18, 2021

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Dust Over Seas
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Dust Over Seas

A plume of mineral-rich dust filled the skies over Cyprus and the Mediterranean on a summer’s day.

Published Nov 25, 2020

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Could COVID-19 Have Seasons?
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Could COVID-19 Have Seasons?

Scientists are probing environmental data from reanalysis models in the hopes of finding answers.

Published Aug 4, 2020

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Dust Streams from the Namibian Coast
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Dust Streams from the Namibian Coast

On July 17, 2020, strong winds blew dust out of the Namib Desert.

Published Jul 22, 2020

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A Dust Plume to Remember
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A Dust Plume to Remember

While dust routinely blows across the Atlantic Ocean, scientists rarely see plumes as large and dense with particles as the one that darkened Caribbean skies in June 2020.

Published Jun 29, 2020

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