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Team Devises Technique to Predict Dust Storms With Infrared Satellite
Description: A team of researchers have developed a method for predicting dust and sandstorms that uses infrared satellite images. By studying thermal infrared images of moisture content and albedo -- or sunlight reflected by the ground -- the team found that the sand became drier and more reflective until it was a mass of loose sediment susceptible to strong winds.[Source: ScienceDaily]
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Source: ScienceDaily
Publish Date: 7/6/2010
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