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Atmospheric science

Saharan dust storm headed to the U.S.

Tong interview

Chief meteorologist Topper Shutt got answers from Dr. Daniel Tong of George Mason University about the impact of the Saharan dust storm on WUSA9 

AOES atmospheric dust expert Daniel Tong was interviewed on local TV station WUSA9 about the dust storm that was heading or the United States from the Sahara desert.


You can learn more about dust storms and Dr. Tong's work on the surprising risk of disease they carry in a GMU news story.


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