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Dust Bowl drought
2014-10-16 05:04:02

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.

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2014-08-17 05:30:11

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.

New Study Suggests Saharan Dust Is Key To The Formation Of The Bahamas Islands
2014-07-29 03:25:35

A new study suggests that Saharan dust played a major role in the formation of the Bahamas islands.

Dust From Africa's Sahara Can Travel Thousands Of Miles
2013-09-19 04:29:42

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.

California Precipitation Impacted By Saharan Dust
2013-03-02 06:16:19

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.

Dust Linked To Increased Glacier Melting, Ocean Productivity
2012-03-04 05:37:41

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.

Image 1 - Cloud Droplets From Insoluble Dust Particles Can Affect Climate
2011-10-14 04:04:00

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.

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2011-02-18 09:27:10

Climatologists have known for decades that airborne particles called aerosols can have a powerful impact on the climate.

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2010-11-11 12:15:00

Spanish and American researchers have conducted a mineralogical and chemical analysis to ascertain the origin of "terra rossa" soil in the Mediterranean.


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obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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