Dust and Haze

Persistent Dust Storms Batter Iraq
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Persistent Dust Storms Batter Iraq

At least eight major events have darkened skies and sickened people in the past six weeks.

Published May 17, 2022

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Dust Storm in Iraq
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Dust Storm in Iraq

The airborne particles engulfed parts of Iraq for multiple days in April 2022, turning skies orange, reducing visibility, and degrading air quality.

Published Apr 11, 2022

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A Dusty Spring Day in Turkmenistan
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A Dusty Spring Day in Turkmenistan

Dust, clouds, and greening landscapes punctuate an April scene in Central Asia.

Published Apr 5, 2022

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Dusty Storm Clouds Over Europe
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Dusty Storm Clouds Over Europe

Long-lasting, icy cirrus clouds filled with Saharan dust covered many parts of the continent in March.

Published Mar 30, 2022

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An Atmospheric River of Dust
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An Atmospheric River of Dust

An atmospheric river carried a plume of Saharan dust to Western Europe, blanketing cities and ski slopes, and degrading air quality.

Published Mar 16, 2022

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