Ground Truth Trekking

Fugitive Dust

Coal dust blows in winter winds in Seward, 18 December 2010.

These coal stockpiles at the Seward Coal Port are exposed to cold, dry katabatic winds draining down from Seward Pass to Resurrection Bay.  Dust blows off the piles, the blue "stacker reclaimer" that moves the coal, and off the conveyors, coating areas downwind with fine black dust.

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