‘Godzilla’ dust plume will bring technicolor sunsets

A hot desert wind is carrying a massive cloud of Saharan dust into the southern United States this week. Dust plumes from the Sahara routinely blow westward across the Atlantic at this time of year, but this event is a doozy — by some measures, the biggest in decades. And a second plume appears to […]

The giant Saharan dust plume has arrived in the US

  A huge plume of Sahara Desert dust that drifted across the Atlantic Ocean has reached the southeastern United States. These events have happened before, according to Marshall Shepherd, director of the University of Georgia’s Atmospheric Sciences Program. Hundreds of millions of tons of dust from the giant North African desert collect in plumes and […]