|Title||History and Applications of Dust Devil Studies|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Lorenz RD, Balme MR, Gu Z, Kahanpää H, Klose M, Kurgansky MV, Patel MR, Reiss D, Rossi APio, Spiga A, Takemi T, Wei W|
|Journal||Space Science Reviews|
|Date Published||April 2016|
|Keywords||applications, climate, Dust Devil, history, nuclear, safety, terestrial|
Studies of dust devils, and their impact on society, are reviewed. Dust devils have been noted since antiquity, and have been documented in many countries, as well as on the planet Mars. As time-variable vortex entities, they have become a cultural motif. Three major stimuli of dust devil research are identified, nuclear testing, terrestrial climate studies, and perhaps most significantly, Mars research. Dust devils present an occasional safety hazard to light structures and have caused several deaths.