Study: African dust may impact hurricane activity

Dust storms that swirl out of Africa's Sahara Desert may help reduce hurricane activity in the Atlantic Ocean, a new, non-conclusive study reports. A team of researchers who are over in Africa have been studying the weather for months, seeing how it impacts the Atlantic hurricane season. They say that when Africa has had more African dust kicked around that there have been fewer tropical storms. Years with less dust had more storms. The team is now studying that correlation in more detail, to see if there is in fact a strong link between the Sahara dust and hurricane activity.
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