dust cloud

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Noun1.dust cloud - a cloud of dust suspended in the airdust cloud - a cloud of dust suspended in the air
cloud - any collection of particles (e.g., smoke or dust) or gases that is visible
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SALTRACE will improve our knowledge on the role of mineral dust in the climate system and provide data for studies on dust interactions with clouds, radiation, and health.
We have not located any health-based generic PM limits using real-time count concentration values (certain workplace mineral dust standards require collection with an impinger, followed by microscopic counts).
Objective: The recent IPCC report identifies mineral dust and the associated uncertainties in climate projections as key topics for future research.
Small airways disease and mineral dust exposure: prevalence, structure and function.
The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has estimated that most of the atmospheric particles worldwide are emitted by natural sources, with mineral dust from arid regions being the second after marine aerosol (IPCC 2007).
A recent estimate suggested that about 40 percent of the so-called aerosols released into the air every year is made up of mineral dust.
According to research, sandstorms as a result are a major source of mineral dust, which ensure a natural supply of nutrients for phytoplankton, the basic food on which marine life depends.
The panels would also solve a problem some mines face, where they need to contain mineral dust that escapes their tailings ponds with covers.
A second instrument, the Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (Cats), a laser instrument that will measure clouds and the location and distribution of airborne particles such as pollution, mineral dust and smoke, is due for deployment in December.
The thick clouds on this particular brown dwarf are mostly made of mineral dust, like enstatite and corundum," Federico Marocco, who led the research team from the University of Hertfordshire, said.
The corpse is covered with a fine mineral dust that shines brilliantly in ultraviolet light.
Approximately 2000 Tg of mineral dust is aerosolized per year (Jaenicke et al, 2007), half of which may be related to anthropogenic activity that includes desertification and deforestation.