Dust Storm over Morocco

Dust Storm over Morocco
  • Credit:

    Image courtesy the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE

Some plumes of dust (brownish pixels) were visible to the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-View Sensor (SeaWiFS) on December 22, 2002, blowing toward the northwest from Morocco.

There are also many linear cloud features over the Iberian Peninsula and Atlantic Ocean in the center of this image that look like they might be airplane contrails.

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  • Data Date:

    December 22, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    December 24, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    OrbView-2 - SeaWiFS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration