Stunning pictures by Michael Yon show what happens when helicopters land in dust storms: The Kopp-Etchells Effect
is thought to be the result of static electricity created by friction as materials of dissimilar material strike against each other, in this case titanium/nickel blades moving through the air and dust, but a precise definition is as of now not known. [more inside]
posted by krautland
on Nov 21, 2009 -
Library of Dust depicts individual copper canisters, each containing the cremated remains of patient from a state-run psychiatric hospital. The patients died at the hospital between 1883 (the year the facility opened, when it was called the Oregon State Insane Asylum) and the 1970’s; their bodies have remained unclaimed by their families.
posted by oneirodynia
on Aug 4, 2008 -
"The storm carried twice as much dirt as was dug out of the earth to create the Panama Canal. The canal took seven years to dig; the storm lasted a single afternoon. More than 300,000 tons of Great Plains topsoil was airborne on that day.
Black Sunday. April 14, 1935. Timeline
, Oral Histories (Kansas
), Dust Bowl Movie (part I
, part II
), Black Sunday photos (1
). [previous dust on mefi: iraq, texas, africa, china]
posted by jessamyn
on Aug 26, 2007 -