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Saharan dust: What you need to know

Espresso Logo By Graeme Carey of Espresso | Slide 1 of 21: Saharan dust clouds are sand and dust particles that get lifted high up out of the North African desert and travel thousands of kilometres across the world, reaching as far as Europe and the Americas. It’s a fairly common phenomenon; however, the size and density of recent plumes, such as the so-called “Godzilla dust storm,” has caught the attention of the public. Here’s what you need to know about this meteorological phenomenon.

Saharan dust: What you need to know

Saharan dust clouds are sand and dust particles that get lifted high up out of the North African desert and travel thousands of kilometres across the world, reaching as far as Europe and the Americas. It’s a fairly common phenomenon; however, the size and density of recent plumes, such as the so-called “Godzilla dust storm,” has caught the attention of the public.

Here’s what you need to know about this meteorological phenomenon.

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