North African Dust Storm

North African Dust Storm
  • Credit:

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

This is an eastward-looking, oblique view of northern Africa collected by SeaWiFS. Thick clouds of dust can be seen blowing northward out of Libya and Egypt across the eastern Mediterranean. The Nile River valley and delta and the Sinai peninsula are visible in the background.

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  • Data Date:

    February 18, 2000
  • Visualization Date:

    February 18, 2000
  • Sensor(s):

    OrbView-2 - SeaWiFS


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