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Weatherwatch: desert dust
Description: Dust clouds over a desert might look disorganised, but sometimes the dust particles clump together into rows. When this occurs the effect is similar to that of opening a Venetian blind, allowing more of the Sun's rays to reach the Earth. Until now scientists were puzzled as to what caused the alignment, but new measurements show that electricity holds the key. [Source: The Guardian]
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Source: The Guardian
Publish Date: 3/31/2011
Reading Level: Basic
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