What is a
A sandstorm is a strong wind that raises sand and
dust. It hides the
sun and decreases visibility in that area. It heats up the ground and
can move sand dunes. The front face of a sandstorm comes with a
dust wall of the height of 1 mile.
What are the necessary “
ingredients” for a sandstorm to start?
The ingredients needed for a sandstorm to occur are: wind,
(soil or dust), and heating of the air (which causes the lower
atmosphere to be unstable).
some warning signs
Where does a sandstorm
They frequently occur where there is dry earth combined with
wind conditions. Also when there is a large change in
temperature. Some specific places they occur are Iraq (including other
places in the Middle East), and Southwest Asia. In spring and
summer sandstorms are more active due to the strong winds.
Some warning signs of sandstorms are that you can see a dust wall that
is about 1 mile high and high winds.
What are some precautions
people can take to prepare for a sandstorm?
They should go in their house,closes the windows and cover the
entrances under their doors. If they’re outside, they should cover
their faces and find shelter.
This is a sattellite view of a sandstorm.
How can a sandstorm
affect the lives of people?
People can get valley fever (a type of lung disease). Sandstorms will
affect road and air transportation. Sandstorms can produce air
Here is a great relevant link for learning more about sandstorms.