Dust Storms

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Dust Storms

This is a dust storm in Europe

the Dust Bowl went through 6 states

The classification of dust storms depends on how much area it covers, the visibility, and the distance traveled. Approximately half of the dust in today's atmospere results from human activity such as overgrazing and the cutting of forests. Some very arid regions have dust storms on windy days.

Dust storms are strong, violent winds that carry fine particles such as silt, sand, clay, and other materials for long distances.Dust storms occur in dry areas where loose dirt can easily be picked up-mainly deserts or regions of dry soil.The winds can reach up to 35 miles per hour. Dust can travel over 1,000 miles.

Dust Storms

This took place in India

The Dust Bowl drought of the 1930s was a natural disaster which resulted in some three million people dying from dust in their lungs. The plowing of the grasslands could not survive the drought and there was tons of loose dirt. This could have been prevented. There were many bank closures, business losses, increased unimployment, and other physical and emotional hardships.


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