How Dust From the Sahara Ends up in S. America

A giant dust cloud currently headed across the Atlantic

By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 3, 2013 2:51 PM CDT

(Newser) – Once or twice a week in late spring and summer, gusts of wind send dust from the Sahara Desert flying across the Atlantic Ocean, in what's known as the Saharan Air Layer. But a particularly concentrated dust cloud is currently midair, en route to... More »

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