Latest Mineral dust Stories
The Amazon rain forest and the Sahara desert are both very distant and very different from each other. However, the South American rain forest just might be highly dependent on dust it gets from the Sahara that is swept across the Atlantic by global winds.
New study quantifies the connection between Earth's largest temperate desert and its largest tropical rainforest College Park, MD (PRWEB) February 24, 2015
A new study from NASA and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory has revealed that the drought of 1934 was not only the worst of the Dust Bowl, but the worst drought felt worldwide in the last 1,000 years.
Thirteen years later, one might think that the repercussions of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center had all been found. A new study, however, has found that this assumption could be wrong.
A new study suggests that Saharan dust played a major role in the formation of the Bahamas islands.
Dust clouds originating in Africa’s Sahara Desert can travel thousands of miles, impacting in the air quality in Texas and other regions of the world.
Researchers from the University of California, San Diego and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have demonstrated for the first time that dust and other aerosols from one part of the world can influence rainfall in regions thousands of miles away.
A University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science-led study shows a link between large dust storms on Iceland and glacial melting.
New information on the role of insoluble dust particles in forming cloud droplets could improve the accuracy of regional climate models, especially in areas of the world that have significant amounts of mineral aerosols in the atmosphere.
- The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
- In medicine, cauterization.