Dust Devils by Mýrdalsjökull

Vala Hafstað

Two dust devils were spotted this week by Morgunblaðið photographer Ragnar Axelsson, a.k.a. RAX, as he flew over the north side of Mýrdalsjökull glacier, South Iceland, aiming his camera northward. The dust devils extended from the ground and kept twisting for a good while.

To see both of them, please click on the photo.

Just like tornadoes, dust devils involve a vertically oriented rotating wind column, but their intensity is most often much less than that of tornadoes. Dust devils form as a swirling updraft under sunny skies in fair weather conditions.




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