(ORDO NEWS) — Dusty plumes are considered quite normal. In this case, high-speed winds can carry dust particles over vast distances. Every year, a huge dust stream travels from the Sahara desert across the Atlantic Ocean.
As a rule, the size of the stream is such that it ultimately settles into the ocean. But this year, the stream may go to America because of its huge size.
The satellite imagery clearly shows how the stream gradually begins to grow, and then goes across the Atlantic towards America. Due to its size, the dust stream was named Godzilla. It is worth noting that flows of such a plan, as a rule, are formed either at the end of spring or at the beginning of autumn.
If nothing changes, then dust with sand will be able to fly more than 8 thousand kilometers and end up in the United States. Flows from the Sahara have been monitored for 20 years, but this is the largest. NOAA experts said the plume this year is about 60% more than average.
Despite the circumstances, this news may turn out to be good for many. Dust and sand not only prevent hurricanes from forming, but also make tornadoes that have already arisen weaker. Dust also contains nutrients that phytoplankton live in the upper layers of the Atlantic Ocean.
If we talk about the minuses, then the dust stream negatively affects the air quality and can cause complications in people who suffer from diseases of the respiratory system. This can be explained by the fact that initially only large particles settle. Smaller particles of dust have been in the air for quite some time.
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