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Dust Storm South of Aïr Mountains, Niger

14.2N 8.2E

December 28th, 2012 Category: Climate Change, Deserts, Dust Storms

Niger – December 25th, 2012

Dust in Niger blows around the Aïr Mountains, a plateau that forms an island of Sahel climate amidst the Sahara Desert sands and supports a wide variety of life. While the dust here appears to be carried northward, Niger’s neighbor to the south, Nigeria, is experiencing growing desertification as rising temperatures allow the edge of the Sahara Desert to creep closer to the country.

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