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Black Sunday is widely considered to be one of the worst sandstorms in history. It occurred on April 14th, 1935 during the American Dust Bowl and displaced more than 300,000 tons of soil from the prairies of the plains s... More »

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Some of the worst earthquakes in history happened in Chile in 1960; off the coast of Honshu in Japan in 2011; off the coast of northern Sumatra in 2004; and in Prince William Sound, Alaska, in 1964. These quakes were mag... More »

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Strong winds blowing over loose soil or sand causes sandstorms. During a sandstorm, so much material is picked up by the winds that visibility is greatly reduced. Heating of the air over the desert causes instability in ... More »

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If you get caught on foot in a sandstorm, put on a pair of goggles or sunglasses if available. It is impossible to navigate, so mark the direction in which you are traveling and lie down, preferably behind a rock or some... More »

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John Michels published the first issue of the current Science magazine in February 1883. He had published an earlier version of the magazine from 1880 to 1882 with funding donated by such historical luminaries as Thomas ... More »

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Other words for sandstorm include dust storm, sand spout and sand column. A sandstorm is defined as a windstorm or a strong wind, typically in a desert, that blows large clouds of sand or dust. More »

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When something can be dissolved or liquefied in the presence of another substance, it is considered soluble by scientific standards. The degree of solubility can vary. Substances can be completely insoluble, soluble only... More »

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