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a windstorm that lifts up clouds of dust or sand

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He also went on to note that despite in the past the sources of the dust storms were from abroad, currently the main sources are inside the Province.
Dust storms, which herald the transition to summer in Qatar, pose health hazards such as sinus allergies and respiratory infections.
The UAE being geographically a small country, heavy sand and dust storms do not occur here, unlike in some neighbouring countries where life comes to a standstill due to this phenomenon," said Dr Abdullah Al Mandoos, Executive Director of the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) in Abu Dhabi.
Our research indicates that the key cause of poor air quality in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi is due to a natural cause; desert dust storms.
Today, Texas dust storms are typically not as severe because better farming practices keep widespread blowing dust at bay, and farmers are acutely aware of the dangers, Zobeck said.
Based on the agreement, Iran and Iraq will first try to find a biological solution to the issue, but if the use of non-pollutant materials fails to produce satisfactory results, oil derivative mulch will be poured on deserts in Iraq to reduce dust storms," Mohammad Javad Mohammadizadeh said.
Summary: A large dust storm has travelled across the Phoenix, Arizona area causing health problems and road closures.
The sessions will tackle dust storms source areas, dust storms forecasting and early warning and modeling, interaction between dust storms and climate change, environmental and socioeconomic impact of dust, management, mitigation and adaptation of dust, ecological benefits of dust, advanced approaches to dust monitoring and assessment and dust composition and associated materials.
Regional dust storms on Mars were observed in 2001 and 2007, but not between those years or in the time since.
No one was reported hurt as a result of dust storms sweeping a vast swath of eastern Australia, but officials closed ferry services on Sydney Harbour because visibility was cut to dangerous levels, and police warned motorists to take extra care on the roads.
More dust storms and snow are predicted for the rest of the week.
Dust storms were reported along Australia's heavily populated eastern coast, from Ulladulla, south of Sydney, to Brisbane, about 620 miles north.
Studies by other researchers presented at the meeting indicated that atmospheric warming in the north- west Himalayan region is most pronounced in May when dust storms peak.
Yemen goes through similar dust storms every year but they usually arrive in February.
The countries participating in the meeting signed a cooperation agreement on establishing a regional center to follow up on the issue of dust storms and sandstorms, in addition to establishing a center for monitoring air quality.