The Pakistan-Arabia Dust Cloud and the
Cyclone Gonu battle..and Gonu loses.

The third look

See the two other GONU battle page here and HERE

Plus the impact of the Dust Cloud on Pakistan floods

By Craig Dremann text Copyright © 2013, 2014,
The Reveg Edge, P.O. Box 361, Redwood City, CA 94064
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The annual Pakistan-Arabia Dust Cloud is a man-made weather event created the soil getting airborne during the monsoon season by allowing the native vegetation to be eaten away by domesticated animals and eliminated by plowing. The Dust Cloud has been a part of the lives of the peoples of the area for a couple of hundred generations, for about 5,500 years, about the time of the invention of plowed agriculture and the domestication of grazing animals.

The massive power of the Dust Cloud can clearly be seen, when confronted with the apparently weaker power of a Category-5 cyclone GONU in June 2007. The Dust Cloud was able to confine the cyclone in the Straits of Hormuz and then the Dust Cloud quickly robs the cyclone's power until it was no more.

I am proposing that the man-made Dust Clouds that hover each year over parts of the planet, like the Pakistan-Arabia, Saharan, Gobi Desert Dust Clouds, are the most powerful weather events, that are in themselves causing floods and droughts for billions of people each year. The droughts occur when the Dust Clouds are in the area, and the floods occur, when the Cloud blocks of stall the rainfall at its leading edge.

At least for the Indonesia-India monsoon moisture track that follows across India, Pakistan, Arabia, the Horn of Africa, central Africa, the Atlantic Ocean, the Americas, etc., including the Dust Cloud effects into future weather models, may help give a few hours or days advanced warning of floods in India and Pakistan.

Daily tracking of the Dust Cloud may be useful for predicting long term drought for India and Pakistan form example, and the effects of the Cloud can clearly be seen if you notice that the Dust Cloud has parked itself over parts of those countries.

Additionally, Pakistan has been experiencing annual massive floods, which are the direct result of the Dust Cloud retreating and forming a clear pocket, that traps and stalls the monsoon in that location.

Since the Dust Clouds are man-made, that means that we have a choice to not be at the mercy of the Dust Clouds, and to start managing the lands so that the Dust Clouds do not form in the first place.

My suggestion is since the lands where the Dust Clouds originate are already marginal for human use, that they be set aside as Ecological Restoration Preserves, and allow the local native vegetation to recover the soil, so that it stops getting airborne.

The costs of Ecological Restoration could be paid for with carbon offsets. The process of eliminating the Dust Clouds could be helped by the wealthier countries of the world offering carbon offset credit money, to pay for the revegetation of these areas using the local perennial desert grasses and desert wildflowers. And those native grasses and wildflowers instead of becoming animal fodder each year, might be more valuable for putting carbon into the soil, and keep the soil on the ground instead of getting into the air.

The last two images from June 7th the Dust Cloud looks like a mouth swolling up the remains of the Cyclone.


Images are from NOAA RAMMB, CIRA archieve, Storm Relative 16 km Geostationary Water Vapor Imagery.

Gonu
June 2, 2007 06:00Z

Gonu

June 2, 2007 12:00Z



Gonu

June 2, 2007 18:00Z

Gonu

June 3, 2007 00:00Z


Gonu

June 3, 2007 06:00Z

Gonu

June 3, 2007 12:00Z

Gonu

June 3, 2007 18:00Z

Gonu

June 4, 2007 00:00Z

Gonu

June 3, 2007 06:00Z

Gonu

June 3, 2007 12:00Z

Gonu

June 3, 2007 18:00Z

Gonu

June 4, 2007 00:00Z

Gonu

June 4, 2007 06:00Z

Gonu

June 4, 2007 12:00Z

Gonu

June 4, 2007 18:00Z

Gonu

June 5, 2007 00:00Z


Gonu

June 5, 2007 06:00Z

Gonu

June 5, 2007 12:00Z

Gonu

June 5, 2007 18:00Z

Gonu

June 6, 2007 00:00Z


Gonu

June 6, 2007 06:00Z

Gonu

June 6, 2007 12:00Z


Gonu

June 6, 2007 18:00Z

Gonu

June 7, 2007 00:00Z


Gonu

June 7, 2007 06:00Z

Gonu

June 7, 2007 12:00Z

Gonu

June 7, 2007 18:00Z


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