A dust storm or sandstorm is a meteorological phenomenon common in arid and semi-arid regions. Dust storms arise when a gust front blows loose sand and dust from a dry surface. Particles are transported by saltation and suspension, causing soil erosion from one place and deposition in another.    The Sahara and drylands around the Arabian peninsula are the main source of airborne dust, with some contributions from Iran, Pakistan and India into the Arabian Sea, and China.

A dust storm or sandstorm is a meteorological phenomenon common in arid and semi-arid regions. Dust storms arise when a gust front blows loose sand and dust from a dry surface. Particles are transported by saltation and suspension, causing soil erosion from one place and deposition in another. The Sahara and drylands around the Arabian peninsula are the main source of airborne dust, with some contributions from Iran, Pakistan and India into the Arabian Sea, and China.

Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Haboob dust storms engulf the greater Metro area, almost yearly. Haboobs only occur here, and in the Iraqi desert. Fact.

Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Haboob dust storms engulf the greater Metro area, almost yearly. Haboobs only occur here, and in the Iraqi desert. Fact.

A dust storm or sand storm is a meteorological phenomenon common in arid and semi-arid regions. Dust storms arise when a gust front or other strong wind blows loose sand and dirt from a dry surface. Particles are transported by saltation and suspension, a process that moves soil from one place and deposits it in another.

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A dust storm or sand storm is a meteorological phenomenon common in arid and semi-arid regions. Dust storms arise when a gust front or other strong wind blows loose sand and dirt from a dry surface. Particles are transported by saltation and suspension, a process that moves soil from one place and deposits it in another.

"The Season of Death begins with an uprising of red sand from the East--in the fourth month.  Many times it comes sooner than expected. Anybody who is not in the city before the Season hits will die." - A Stranger's Journal

"The Season of Death begins with an uprising of red sand from the East--in the fourth month. Many times it comes sooner than expected. Anybody who is not in the city before the Season hits will die." - A Stranger's Journal

Incredible red dust storm and rain clouds combine over Indian ocean, off West Australia (Jan 9, 2013)

Incredible sight forms when dust storm and rain clouds combine over Indian ocean

Incredible red dust storm and rain clouds combine over Indian ocean, off West Australia (Jan 9, 2013)

"I've experienced these in the Middle East. It's hot as an oven, and that dust isn't coming through slowly. It feels like you're being sandblasted." Sandstrom

"I've experienced these in the Middle East. It's hot as an oven, and that dust isn't coming through slowly. It feels like you're being sandblasted." Sandstrom

spaceexp: “A gigantic dust storm sweeps across Mars, taken by Viking 2, 1977 ”

spaceexp: “A gigantic dust storm sweeps across Mars, taken by Viking 2, 1977 ”

Before and After Pics Showcase the Practical Effects and Computer Sorcery Behind Mad Max: Fury Road

Before and After Pics Showcase the Practical Effects and Computer Sorcery Behind Mad Max: Fury Road

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