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==Definition==
 
==Definition==
An intense [[Sand Storm]].
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A strong wind and duststorm or sandstorm occurring in northern and central Sudan (World Meteorological Organisation).  
  
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
{{InShort|Haboob| is an arabic word meaning "strong wind" and is an intense Gust Front associated with a sand or dust storm.}}
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The average duration of a haboob is three hours and the average maximum wind velocity is over 15 m/sec. The dust or sand forms a dense whirling wall which may be up to 1000 metres high. It is often preceded by isolated dust whirls. Haboobs usually occur after a few days of rising temperature and falling pressure.
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The word Haboob is an Arabic word meaning "strong wind".  
  
 
[[File:800px-Sandstorm.jpg|none|thumb|400px|alt=haboob|A massive dust storm cloud (haboob) close to enveloping a military camp as it rolls over Al Asad, Iraq, just before nightfall on April 27, 2005. DoD photo by Corporal Alicia M. Garcia, U.S. Marine Corps. (Released)]]
 
[[File:800px-Sandstorm.jpg|none|thumb|400px|alt=haboob|A massive dust storm cloud (haboob) close to enveloping a military camp as it rolls over Al Asad, Iraq, just before nightfall on April 27, 2005. DoD photo by Corporal Alicia M. Garcia, U.S. Marine Corps. (Released)]]

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Definition

A strong wind and duststorm or sandstorm occurring in northern and central Sudan (World Meteorological Organisation).

Description

The average duration of a haboob is three hours and the average maximum wind velocity is over 15 m/sec. The dust or sand forms a dense whirling wall which may be up to 1000 metres high. It is often preceded by isolated dust whirls. Haboobs usually occur after a few days of rising temperature and falling pressure.

The word Haboob is an Arabic word meaning "strong wind".

haboob
A massive dust storm cloud (haboob) close to enveloping a military camp as it rolls over Al Asad, Iraq, just before nightfall on April 27, 2005. DoD photo by Corporal Alicia M. Garcia, U.S. Marine Corps. (Released)

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