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Our Geek of the Week is Dr. Tom Gill, Professor of Environmental Science at UTEP - The University of Texas at El Paso!

Favorite non-weather hobby: Landscape photography

Favorite type of weather: Dust storms! I am an expert on dust storms and have been studying them for over 30 years.

Most memorable weather event: The dust storm at Owens Lake, California on March 23, 1993: the most intense dust storm on record in North America.

Favorite meteorological term: "Saltation", the process by which grains of sand bounce and hop in the wind and cause a dust storm.

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