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This is an archive of AGU's GeoSpace blog through 1 July 2020. New content about AGU research can be found on Eos and the AGU newsroom.

INFOMAP. dust storms and valley fever infections.5.8.2017-NOAA-1080×608.landscape

INFOMAP. dust storms and valley fever infections.5.8.2017-NOAA-1080x608.landscape

This map shows in red circles that the largest number of dust storms from 1988 to 2011 are concentrated in the Southwest states. These same areas are also seeing the nation’s highest numbers of Valley fever cases. The Valley fever data is from 2011.
Credit: NOAA