Are dust devils common

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Dust devils are common wherever there are wide expanses of flat, open land, with exposed areas having little vegetation to protect the soil and sand. Crosswinds whip across these areas, causing the formation of miniature tornadoes which can, in fact, grow quite large. Dust devils are found on all continents except for Antarctica, and are known by different names. In Australia, for example, they are commonly called willy-willies.

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