Saharan Dust Over the Atlantic

Saharan Dust Over the Atlantic
  • Credit:

    Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE

This SeaWiFS image shows a broad view of the North African dust distribution. Life must have been pretty gritty in the Canary and Cape Verde Islands. Both island groups can be seen to perturb the flow of dust in the higher resolution image.

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  • 600x600
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  • Data Date:

    February 1, 2000
  • Visualization Date:

    February 1, 2000
  • Sensor(s):

    OrbView-2 - SeaWiFS


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