Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Favorite Geology Words: Haboob

"Haboob" is one of my favorite words. And there was a doozy the other day that blanketed Phoenix, AZ:

I wonder, what is the long-term preservation potential for these kinds of storms? Also, are there analogous subaqueous density-driven sediment flows? Could you get bouma sequences in a haboob?

Ooh, there's a sentence, "Bouma Bedforms Born by Big, Beautiful Haboobs."

That is the first time I've heard that word said out loud outside of a physical sedimentology lecture.

1 comment:

  1. Haboob is an Arabic word "هَبوب" mean "strong wind" are coming very fast. Check wikipedia Haboob.