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    Just looked at the forcast on the weather channel site and there is no sign of storms for at least next week good news





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    Another good site to check is http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/










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    Just finished an email with a buddy at NASA...seems like a possible culprit might be the increased dust activity off Africa. When the SAL (Saharan Air Layer) gets active storms in the Atlantic have a tough time forming.

    He sent me this link:

    http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOT...=iotd_readmore
    Sorry about the size of the link! Sheesh! Some interesting images of the dust events this week.










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    Quote Originally Posted by Watchinherskip, post: 319163
    Just finished an email with a buddy at NASA...seems like a possible culprit might be the increased dust activity off Africa. When the SAL (Saharan Air Layer) gets active storms in the Atlantic have a tough time forming.

    He sent me this link:

    http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOT...=iotd_readmore
    Sorry about the size of the link! Sheesh! Some interesting images of the dust events this week.
    Let's hear it for dust!!!










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    Quote Originally Posted by Watchinherskip, post: 319163
    Just finished an email with a buddy at NASA...seems like a possible culprit might be the increased dust activity off Africa. When the SAL (Saharan Air Layer) gets active storms in the Atlantic have a tough time forming.

    He sent me this link:

    http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOT...=iotd_readmore
    Sorry about the size of the link! Sheesh! Some interesting images of the dust events this week.
    Those are like some serious dust plumes!

    Judging by the looks of the one taken on 8/2, I'll let you know how they taste sometime around the 17th.

    Tom (... ... soon. Very soon.)

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    Well, I'm pretty uneducated when it comes to the effects of the dust. I'm focusing on the fact that it's holding hurricanes at bay. That is a good thing (I hope).






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    You just might taste it Tom....it is and has been a part of the Earth system but we are finding out that it is really important. I was on several NASA sponsored trips to Puerto Rico and here in the Shenandoah National Park to study the effects and train teachers on climate change.

    We get Asian dust as well all the way from China.

    We learn something new all the time about the causes of the storms and the effects upon the Earth system.

    Like it tastes bad....

    Dust events were even recoreded on the voyages of the Beagle with Darwin. So it has been with us a while.










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