Streamers of Dust off Namibia

Streamers of Dust off Namibia
  • Credit:

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

On June 24, 2003, the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-View Sensor (SeaWiFS) captured this image of southern Africa showing numerous dust plumes streaming oceanward from the Namibia coastline— a pattern that previously collected SeaWiFS imagery indicates is common in this part of the world at this time of the year.

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  • Data Date:

    June 24, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    June 25, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

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