Desert Storm Aftermath

October 04, 2003

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Provided and copyright by: Anthony Feig, UTEP Department of Geological Sciences
Summary authors & editors: Anthony Feig

The photo above shows cumulonimbus clouds dispersing after a summer thunderstorm in the remote Coal Valley, of south-central Nevada. This region only receives about two inches (5 cm) of precipitation per year, mostly as a result large convective storms, such as this one. The mountains in the background are part of the volcanic Seaman Range. During sunset, the ash-flow tuff in these mountains glows a vibrant red, as shown above.

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