COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Australian Dust Storm Photos Suggest Fearsome 'Red Wave' Off Continent's Western Coast (UPDATE)
Description: An intense dust storm in Western Australia led to the creation of a "red wave" off the coast of Onslow. Officials say the "red wave" spectacle was caused by a combination of wind and rain that kicked up rust-colored sand and dust into the air and forced the cloud of debris out to sea. The sun-obscuring dust was propelled by wind gusts of more than 60 mph. Despite damage the storm caused on land, however, research suggests the sediment it carried may be beneficial to sea life. [Source: The Huffington Post]
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Source: The Huffington Post
Publish Date: 1/11/2013
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