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Dust and Haze

A Dusty Day Over the Aral Sea
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A Dusty Day Over the Aral Sea

The shrinking of this once-vast inland lake means winds more frequently pick up dust from the exposed lakebed.

Published Mar 25, 2020

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More Dust Blows Out from North Africa
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More Dust Blows Out from North Africa

The latest in a series of dust storms carried even more dust and sand off the coast of Morocco and Western Sahara.

Published Mar 9, 2020

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Airborne Nitrogen Dioxide Plummets Over China
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Airborne Nitrogen Dioxide Plummets Over China

NO2 amounts have dropped with the coronavirus quarantine, Chinese New Year, and a related economic slowdown.

Published Feb 28, 2020

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Dust Blankets the Canary Islands
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Dust Blankets the Canary Islands

Flights were grounded as visibility was severely hampered by a Calima event.

Published Feb 24, 2020

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Dust Storm Sweeps Across Montana
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Dust Storm Sweeps Across Montana

A severe dust storm halted traffic and dropped visibility to zero.

Published Feb 5, 2020

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