Weather Tidbits: Dust Devil Life Cycle

The life cycle of a dust devil is explored in this Weather Tidbits. A dust devil begins to form when the daytime sun heats the ground and low pressure forms from the rising air. While the air rushes in to fill the low, the circulation increases. The process is self-sustaining, as dust and debris is picked up. Lastly, a dust devil dissipates when cooler air is picked up, killing its circulation.

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