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Definition

An intense Sand Storm.

Description

Haboob [[Means:: is an arabic word meaning "strong wind" and is an intense Gust Front associated with a sand or dust storm.]]

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)