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Research finds spike in dust storms in American Southwest driven by...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Research finds spike in dust storms in American Southwest driven by...

People living in the American Southwest have experienced a dramatic increase in windblown dust storms in the last two decades, likely driven by large-scale changes in sea surface temperature in the Pacific Ocean drying the region’s soil, according to new NOAA-led research.

New study: Dust, warming portend dry future for the Colorado River

Thursday, November 14, 2013

New study: Dust, warming portend dry future for the Colorado River

Reducing the amount of desert dust swept onto snowy Rocky Mountain peaks could help Western water managers deal with the challenges of a warmer future, according to a new study led by researchers at NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder.
The origins of cirrus: Earth’s highest clouds have dusty core

Thursday, May 9, 2013

The origins of cirrus: Earth’s highest clouds have dusty core

Scientists have found that wispy cirrus clouds have cores of dust and metallic particles, answering questions about how these clouds form and giving insight into their climatic implications in the future.

Saharan and Asian dust, biological particles end global journey in...

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Saharan and Asian dust, biological particles end global journey in...

A field study of aerosol impacts on clouds and precipitation in the Sierra Nevada mountains shows that dust and microorganisms transported from as far away as the Sahara desert help to spur the precipitation that California counts on for its water supply.

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