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Increased Dust Levels in Great Plains

Researchers from the Department of Atmospheric Sciences have found through a new study that levels of atmospheric dust in the Great Plains region have been increasing in recent years. This increase of dust levels is concerning and is a sign of the potential for a situation similar to The Dust Bowl of the 1930's (as shown in the photo at right) to develop.

The study's lead author is Andy Lambert, a recent ATMOS graduate, who collaborated with Dr. Gannet Hallar and other researchers from the University of Utah, the University of Colorado-Boulder, and Colorado State University. 

To learn more about the findings of the study, the Dust Bowl of the 1930's, and the hazards of increased atmospheric dust, check out the @theU article here:

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Last Updated: 4/30/21