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Whangsa is th

Whangsa is the South Korean word, meaning “yellow sand,” for spring winds which blow tons of dust and dirt from China’s and Mongolia’s Gobi Desert across Japan, the two Koreas and into the Pacific Ocean. Such dust clouds can extend to an altitude of 10,000 feet and reduce visibility to half a mile.

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Grant Barrett