Portal Interactive: Dust Cloud is a wall for monsoon moisture

  • United States This article is written by PWP-Reader Craig Dremann from Redwood City, California, United States of America

I have attached July 27’s IR satellite plus the NAAPS dust image, and you can see the wall that the dust makes to stop the westward movement of the monsoonal moisture.

Monsoon and Dust – Image July 27

One the other hand, you see where in northern Pakistan, the Dust Cloud is absent, which means that there is a potential for the moisture to move in that direction and cause flooding.

The dust also shows the critical areas that need the first attentions for natural revegetation using the local native plants, to cover the soil and keep the dust from getting airborne in the first place.

Today the monsoon-dust battle at the India/Pakistan border

I have attached the monsoon-dust battle images of July 28 from the India/Pakistan border, with X on the spots where the dust is originating that is causing the problems.

Image of July 28

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6 thoughts on “Portal Interactive: Dust Cloud is a wall for monsoon moisture

  1. @ K.M, Right! Its has blocked rains in Karachi Till now and Monsoon is going to finish within a month. Let us see what happens in august

  2. so my dear Craig, do u have any suggestions regarding your theory of dust particles, which is totally senseless according to my observations. You know that sindh is the province where there is a lot of desert areas and in the past few years we have seen potential flooding in those areas. Can you answer that where were the dust particles at that time. some layman’s can believe your story but i will not, until you give me suitable and some trustworthy sources for answer. There was a weatherman Jim Andrews in accuweather.com but now a days he is not posting his blogs, he was quite known about the subcontinent weather. Kindly answer my questions with proper reasoning.

    • Thank you for your comments. Only in the last 5-10 years, the ability to track the monsoon blocking Dust Cloud by satellite on a daily basis has been developed, but the Dust Cloud impact and influence on the monsoon has been known for at least a decade, like you can see at http://www.ecoseeds.com/cool.html.

      You can see how powerful the Dust Cloud is, in keeping the monsoon away from Pakistan and Arabia each year. The Dust Cloud is powerful enough to trap and extinguish Category-5 cyclones like Gonu in 2007 that got bottled up and snuffed out in the Straits of Hormuz.

      Or when the Dust Cloud is absent from the India/Pakistan area, like summer 2010, then the monsoon causes floods, like you can see on the daily Dust Cloud-rain interaction at http://www.ecoseeds.com/floods.html from July 1 to August 26.

      Watching the Dust Cloud each day, we could get a more accurate reading on the trend for the monsoon each week. If a lot of dust is present, expect drought–if no dust, perhaps heavy rains or floods like in 2010.

      Here in the USA, the Dust Cloud over your part of the planet right now is causing the most widespread drought we have ever experienced. If we recognize that the Dust Cloud exists, it could become a good friend, alerting us to how well we are manage our arid lands–or could become the destroyers of civilizations if we try and ignore it.

      I am hoping that the scientists of Arabia, Pakistan and India will begin holding annual meetings about the Dust Cloud, and work out a plan on how it can be managed and eliminated in the future, for all of us around the world that depend on regular monsoon rains for our crops.

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