African Dust Reaches Northern Europe

African Dust Reaches Northern Europe

Dust from North Africa continues to mingle with other aerosols in the skies over the United Kingdom (left of center) and Ireland (farther west) on April 18, 2003. The dust is more prominent to the north over the Atlantic, where it can be seen as a tan swirl west of Norway. West of Ireland, the haze is grayer, and is more likely pollution. In the United Kingdom, a few bright plumes of white could be associated with fires.

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  • Data Date:

    April 18, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    April 18, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    OrbView-2 - SeaWiFS


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