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Solid materials suspended in the atmosphere in the form of small, irregular particles, many of which are microscopic in size. Dust and Ash are due to biogenic and anthropogenic sources such as volcanic eruptions, salt spray, plant pollen, smoke, industrial processes, etc.

 

Definition Source: Huschke, R.E., ed. 1959. Glossary of Meteorology, American Meteorological Society, Boston, MA

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