dust devil


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a miniature whirlwind strong enough to whip dust and leaves and litter into the air

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I also noticed that the dust devil was moving closer.
He said a dust devil, which starts at ground level, was technically not a whirlwind, which comes down from a thunder cloud.
However, you might be blasted by any sand or dust particles carried along by the dust devil, which might scratch the visor of your space suit quickly if you were caught outside by this monster," the team said.
Field tests suggest that a dust devil lifts about 1 gram of dust per second from each square meter of ground over which it passes, says Jacquelin Koch, an atmospheric scientist at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
A dust devil will kick up and hit me right in the eye.
The Broom Vac Extra, as well as the Dust Devil and Dust Devil Deluxe hand vacs, feature see-through dirt containers and are available in "more attractive and appealing colors," such as red and blue.
Weather experts said the twister was probably a dust devil usually found in hot desert regions.
Los Angeles, Apr 6 ( ANI ): NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter last month snapped a dust devil - 12 miles high - thundering across the surface of the red planet.
The Broom Vac Extra as well as the Dust Devil and Dust Devil Deluxe hand vacs feature see-through dirt containers and are available in "more attractive and appealing colors," such as candy-apple red and cloud blue.
London, March 9 ( ANI ): NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured a towering dust devil reaching half a mile in height swirling across the surface of the red planet.
While specific dollar amounts on Royal's Broom Vac advertising plan were not available, Holcomb noted that, "it will be double what we did on the Dust Devil cordless," in 1995.
99, Royal is looking to link the Dust Devil with its already proven Dirt Devil corded hand vacs.
Another new image from the same camera catches an active dust devil leaving a trail and casting a shadow.
The company is supporting its Dust Devil cordless hand vac - featuring four battery cells, retractable brush and a $34.
When grains of sand and clay collide inside a dust devil, they generate electric charges, says William M.