E dianan aki nos ta mira ku tin manera un stòf den aire. Esaki ta konosí komo “stòf di Sahara.” E stòf aki ta bini for di e region di Sahara i Sahel na Afrika. 

Afortunadamente, Meteo ta antisipá ku e kantidat di stòf fini den nos region ta bai baha den di próksimo dianan! Estudionan hasí ku uso di imágennan di satelit ta indiká ku sentenáres di mion di tòn di stòf ta ser transportá tur aña na nivelnan relativamente abou atraves di Osean Atlántiko den direkshon di Laman Karibe i parti sùitost di Merka. Bo por wak e tormentanan di stòf via imágen di satelit. Ta tuma mas o ménos un siman pa e stòf krusa Osean Atlántiko i yega den nos region. E imágen di satelit aki ta mustra un nubia grandi di stòf riba parti oriental di Osean Atlántiko, djis wèst di parti nortwèst di Afrika

E stòf ta karga un variashon amplio di bakteria i otro organismo.

E stòf fini aki por ta responsabel pa diferente peliger ambiental, manera entre otro: a) daño na koralnan den Karibe, b) sierto enfermedat pa animalnan di laman i c) mas difilkultat pa personanan ku ta sufri di asma. E di dos imágen ta mustra kolonianan di bakteria i otro organismo ku a ser kapturá dor di un filter dor di kua aire ku stòf fini di Sahara a pasa.

Sientífikonan den futuro lo tin di (sigui) buska i haña solushon pa tur e posibel problemaman ku e stòf fini aki ta kousa den e regionnan ku e ta afektá, pa asin’ei nos ta mihó protehá. 
These days we see a good amount of dust in the air. This is known as “Saharan dust” and originates in the Saharan Desert in Africa. 

Fortunately, the amount of dust is expected to decrease during the next few days. Studies of satellite images suggest that hundreds of millions of tons of dust are transported annually at relatively low altitudes across the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean Sea and the southeastern United States. The dust emanates from the Sahara/Sahel desert region in Africa and carries a wide variety of bacteria and fungi. The dust storms can be tracked by satellite and take about one week to cross the Atlantic to our region. The satellite picture accompanying this article shows a large dust cloud over the eastern Atlantic Ocean, just west of northwestern Africa. 

Transport of dust through the air from the Sahara Desert in Africa all the way to the western Atlantic Ocean region and the Caribbean Area may be responsible for a number of environmental hazards, including a) the demise of Caribbean corals, b) some diseases in sea animals and c) increased occurrence of asthma in humans. The second image shows colonies of bacteria and other organisms that were captured by a filter through which Saharan dust passed.

Scientists in the future will have to (continue to) search and find solutions for all the possible problems that this dust causes in the affected regions, so we will be better protected.

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