Maps of the contiguous U.S. showing projected increases (brown) and increases (blue) in the frequency of dust events in spring (top) and summer (bottom) in the latter half of this century

Future (late twenty-first century) versus historic (1861-2005) dust event frequency in the contiguous United States in spring (top) and summer (bottom) assuming a comparatively high carbon dioxide emissions pathway (RCP 8.5) in the coming decades. NOAA Climate.gov map, adapted from Pu and Ginoux, 2017.