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Chasing Dust Storms

Posted: October 4, 2010

Chasing Dust Storms

Atmospheric science Ph.D. student Harvey Elliott spent the summer chasing dust storms and measuring their electrical charges. His travels took him to Niamey, Niger and Boulder City, Nevada. Elliott is working with AOSS Professor Nilton Renno to better understand the phenomenon of the electrification of dust and sand particles as they bounce along a surface. His field trip experiences were covered recently on Michigan Engineering's blog, LabLog.

BLOG at http://lablog.engin.umich.edu/2010/09/chasing-dust-storms-and-dust-devils.html

VIDEO at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sumGx3ThZGM

Read more about Professor Nilton Renno

Learn more about Professor Renno's ENG 450 class

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