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The name used for various forms of whirl and usually descriptive of the type of material being raised from the surface, such as dust devil, snow devil, steam devil, and water devil. Some dust devils may involve strong convection, but other devils may arise from weak convection or be vortices produced by the funnelling effects of the local terrain.

Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.

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