Monday, April 29, 2013

Dust Storms / Bão Cát


 

Bão Cát

Dust Storms

 

 When the Air Itself Turns Against You!

 

- Khi mà không khí d hít th tr thành k thù kũa bn!!

- Bão kát trước đây chĩ xãy ra 1 hay 2 trn/năm.. nhưng bây ch dã xãy ra bi ln hơn  ..t z như   Mauritania... 80 trn !!

- Nhưng nhìn trong mt chiu hướng khác .. đó là đim tt vì dã làm cho nước bin tr nên mát m và hu quã là mùa bão t (hurricane) tr nên bt hoành hành hơn.   

They are known by many names: Haboob, Simum, Black Blizzards. A solid wall of dust almost a mile high, moving whole sand dunes and bringing Biblical darkness to the huge areas of the world. Scorching hot winds (up to 40 degrees Celsius) blowing the sand around with hurricane speeds... What seems extreme to us is actually a common occurrence in Africa and the Middle East. The similar sand-saturated hurricane-speed storms over Mediterranian are called Sirocco, Yugo and Ghibli. The dust (or desert sand) particles become airborne and held in suspension, creating a moving front. The convection of cold air over the heated ground maintains the storm and keeps the dust rolling.

Dust Storm

See one such storm coming into the Israeli Negev desert from Sinai (advancing with the speed of appr. 40 mph). According to the photographer Eviathar ben Zedeff (link), the sand wall is over 4,000 ft high:

Dust Storm Israeli Negev Desert

Dust Storm Israeli Negev Desert

Bão kát sa mc Negev kũa Zo Thái

Dust Storm Israeli Negev Desert

Dust Storm Israeli Negev Desert

Sand Storm in Khartoum, Sudan

Bão cát Khartoum, x Sudan

Sand Storm in Khartoum, Sudan

Sand Storm in Khartoum, Sudan

Sand Storm in Khartoum, Sudan

Sand Storm in Khartoum, Sudan

Here is an alarming fact: sand storms now happen ten times more frequently than fifty years ago. For example, Mauritania had only two storms per year in the early Sixties, now it's more like EIGHTY a year. Sahara's sand is also being sent into the Atlantic at an accelerated pace (five times growth in one year, since 2006!) - however, this could be a good thing, according to Wikipedia, as it will cool off the ocean enough to slightly ease the ongoing 2007 hurricane season.

 

Image

Dust covers Astana, the new capital of Kazakhstan

Dust covers Astana, the new capital of Kazakhstan

Dust covers Astana, the new capital of Kazakhstan

Kát bao fũ Astana, tân thũ fũ kũa x Kazakhstan

Dust covers Astana, the new capital of Kazakhstan

Dust covers Astana, the new capital of Kazakhstan

Storm in Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Storm in Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Hoa K thì Tiu bang Arizona thường "lãnh đũ" bão kát

The lamplighters brave the dust storm in Nevada desert

The lamplighters brave the dust storm in Nevada desert

sa mc Nevada, Hoa K ..

nhng người kó nhim v bão v la dang di tiếp la cho zân trong sa mc.. 

The next picture may look like an incoming dust storm, but it is just a cloud front.

Hình zưới ni không fãi là bão kát ..mà chĩ là khi mây hi t zo Thiên Nhiên to ra.. "zưới n"  (Down Under)

Cloud Front Australian Outback

Cloud Front Australian Outback