Asian Dust

Asian Dust is a meteorological phenomenon that affects much of East Asia year-round and especially during the spring months. The dust originates in China, the deserts of Mongolia, and Kazakhstan where high-speed surface winds and intense dust storms kick up dense clouds of fine, dry soil particles. These clouds are then carried eastward by prevailing winds and pass over China, North and South Korea, and Japan, as well as parts of the Russian Far East. Sometimes, the airborne particulates are carried much further, in significant concentrations which affect air quality as far east as the United States.


Asian Dust is a meteorological phenomenon that affects much of East Asia year-round and especially during the spring months. The dust originates in China, the deserts of Mongolia, and Kazakhstan where high-speed surface winds and intense dust storms kick up dense clouds of fine, dry soil particles. These clouds are then carried eastward by prevailing winds and pass over China, North and South Korea, and Japan, as well as parts of the Russian Far East. Sometimes, the airborne particulates are carried much further, in significant concentrations which affect air quality as far east as the United States.
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