Saharan Dust Storm

Saharan Dust Storm
  • Credit:

    MODIS Atmosphere Science Team

    <LI>Saharan dust transported over the Cape Verde Islands
      <LI>Cloud vortices apparent in marine stratocumulus clouds southwest of Cape Verde Islands
    <LI>Image swath: 2000km wide by 1600km long <LI>True color composite: 0.645 µm (red), 0.555 µm (green), and 0.469 µm (blue) <LI>500m pixels

(Resolution: 500 meters; MODIS Data Type: MODIS-PFM; MODIS Band Combination: 1, 4, 3)

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  • Data Date:

    February 29, 2000
  • Visualization Date:

    April 19, 2000
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


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