• Winter Storm
    . In desert areas, dust and sand storms are most commonly caused by either thunderstorm outflows, or by strong pressure gradients which cause an increase in wind velocity over a wide area. The vertical extent of the dust or sand that is raised is largely determined by the stability of the atmosphere...
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  • Desert Helicopter Operations: Military Specific
    within a desert environment, considerations must be taken to include the effects of extreme temperatures and its direct relation to aircraft performance. Extreme temperatures are the greatest power-limiting factor and are one of the leading causes for aircraft malfunction in a desert environment...
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  • Beijing
    anticyclone. Frequent typhoons coming from the Pacific Ocean also influence the city but in a minor scale, most of the typhoons make their direction for Japan and never really reaches into Beijing. Springtime weather in Asia produces intense wind storm events that can pass over the Gobi Desert along the...
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  • Soil
    desert soil. Desert soil has several different salts in it. It is difficult for plants to grow in desert soil because of its dryness. That brings us to the next topic of dust storms. Dust storms can happen in area that is dry or has dry soil. Sand from the Sahara desert has been known to blow across...
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  • The Problem with Aspertame
    and beverages including chewing gum, soft drinks, cereals, desserts and tabletop sweeteners. The FDA approved aspartame in 1981 to be used as a sugar substitute. (Gaby, 2005) Consuming aspartame has been proven to be partially the cause of the Desert Storm health problems, it is deadly for...
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  • Desertification Brief
    (Shoumatoff, 2006). Causes & Drivers On a micro-level, the turning of productive land into a desert can largely be attributed to poor land management. Activities such as deforestation, overgrazing, crop cultivation and poor irrigation practices cause the removal of vegetation. Without the...
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  • Master
    arid plains of southwestern United States. Flash flooding can also be caused by extensive rainfall released by hurricanes and other tropical storms, as well as the sudden thawing effect of ice dams.[2][3] Human activities can also cause flash floods to occur. When dams, constructed for hydro...
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  • Deserts
    about the rain shadow effect which is where warm, moist air rises up on one side of the mountain until it reaches its dew point and causes precipitation. As the air continues to move down the opposite side of the mountain, it has lost its moisture and causes dry air creating a desert. Another thing...
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  • Desrtification in Africa
    Affected Areas: Desertification can cause flooding, poor water quality, dust storms, and pollution. All of these effects can hurt people living near an affected region. Solutions To Desertification: Wind Breaks: Will protect the soil from being blown away, it keeps moisture in the soil. Control the...
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  • Indian Economic Issues
    in deserts     Rain does fall occasionally on deserts, and when they do, desert storms are often violent Large storms in the Sahara deliver up to 1mm of rain per minute Normally dry streams, called arroyos or wadis, can quickly fill up following rain and cause dangerous flash floods A few...
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  • Asia Climate and Weather
    replaced by low pressure * Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone * Is displaced an pushed well northwards * Draws in air from S. hemisphere * Winds deflected by Coriolis effect from being SE Trades to becoming SW monsoons * SW Monsoon winds * Produce violent storms in...
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  • Sand Dust Storm in China
    Sand Dust Storm 2 5.0 Prevention and Positive effects of Sand Dust Storm 2 5.1 Causes of Sand Dust storm 2 5.2 Prevention 2 5.3 Positive outcomes from the disaster 2 6.0 The End 2 Conclusion 2 Recommendations 2 Reference list 2 1.0 Introduction This report is authorised by the...
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  • Desertification
    Areas Desertification can cause flooding, poor water quality, dust storms, and pollution. All of these effects can hurt people living near an affected region. (The Facts of Desertification and United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, 2000)Case Stude: The Sahel Desert In the Sahel Desert...
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  • Business
    are etched upon the landscape. When rainfall occurs in deserts moisture is still present. This causes granite in time to crack from the surface by a combination of the sun’s heat and the moisture (mechanical weathering). Although rainfall in deserts is limited, the rapid loss of temperature at...
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  • Beijing - the Magacity
    . The desertification of inner Mongolia and the Gobi Desert to the north and west of the city has caused the storms to increase in number due to the new dryness and barrenness of the land. This desertification is caused by over-grazing and urban spread. The storms are a major health risk as they can...
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  • geigraphy
    , floods in Virginia, drought in Australia, and heavy rain in Eastern Africa. -> Hurricanes in Atlantic almost non-occurring ->Occurs every 4-5 years, or sooner *Each time could cause different effects worldwide. **Not sure why it occurs, but scientists believe it’s linked to global warming ...
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  • Iraq's Invasion of Kuwait
    sanctions against Iraq. On 16 January 1991, when it became clear that Saddam would not withdraw, Desert Shield became Desert Storm. [IMAGE] Coalition troops protecting the Saudi border in Operation Desert Shield 5. Operation Desert Storm The U.S. were outnumbered by two to one...
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  • Tumbleweeds & Dirty Dishes
    Tumbleweeds and Dusty Dishes During the time of the Great Depression, poverty did not just effect people's pocketbooks, it effected their relationships, as well. This is first demonstrated when, in extreme situations such as the depression or a drought, it causes Paul and Ellen to feel stressed...
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  • Deserts, Glaciers, and Climate Relationships
    come forward in the present in the form of fossils, rocks, minerals, etc. Most deserts are places that have little to no rainfall and evaporation, with lots of sand and little vegetation and visible animal life. When rainfall does happen in a desert it usually happens very fast. This causes flash...
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  • The Climate Change Impacts South East Asia’s Food Security
    areas of the world to be affected by the intense winds and rains but it can have a reverse effect on other areas of the world. Places that normally see the monsoon storms may all the sudden suffer from drought as the storms move to other areas. The droughts can cause severe sand and dust storms to...
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