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

[ Watch the Video: African Dust Goes Global ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online 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, according to research appearing in a recent edition of the journal Environmental Science and Technology. In fact, not only can this phenomenon occur, but it does so every year – and the dust often reaches the US in large...

Global Hawk Aircraft Takes A Look At Saharan Air Layer And Tropical Storm Erin Remnants
2013-08-24 04:20:17

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online One of NASA’s two Global Hawk unmanned aircraft recently investigated the Saharan Air Layer (SAL) in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean as part of the ongoing Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (H3) mission, officials from the US space agency revealed on Friday. In addition to studying this intensely dry, warm and sometimes dust-laden layer of the atmosphere which often overlies the cooler, more-humid surface air of the Atlantic Ocean,...

2008-09-02 03:00:25

By Docksai, Rick A layer of dust won't complement your bookshelf, but its presence may be a sign of good news about future hurricanes. The 2008 hurricane season was milder due to the increased presence of dust clouds over the Atlantic Ocean, according to Amato Evan, a researcher for the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies. "If those dust storms continue to intensify, that would certainly help to quell this period of intense hurricane...

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2007-03-06 17:40:00

Determined to understand why some storms grow into hurricanes while others fizzle, NASA scientists recently looked deep into thunderstorms off the African coast using satellites and airplanes. During July and August 2006, a team of international scientists, including NASA researchers, journeyed to the west coast of Africa. Their mission was to better understand why some clusters of thunderstorms that drift off the African coast, known as easterly waves, develop into furious hurricanes, while...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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