Show Me Science: Drifting Desert Sands - Affecting the Weather
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Yellow clouds of nutrient-rich sand, iron particles and microscopic aerosols from the Sahara Desert blow north over Europe and west over the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas. Meteorologists research the impact of ‘desert clouds’ to changes in climates, weather patterns and ecosystems. Desertification of forest lands and fertile agricultural areas increases the size and number of desert storms.