SeaWiFS: Northwest African Dust and Bloom

SeaWiFS: Northwest African Dust and Bloom
  • Credit:

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

This SeaWiFS image captured on October 18, 2001 offers a view of dust blowing out of northwest Africa. In the lower left corner of the image, the green water of a large phytoplankton bloom off the Mauritanian coast is visible through the dusty air.

Images & Animations


File Dimensions

  • 499x600
  • JPEG 54 KB
  • 879x1055
  • PNG 2 MB

Note: Often times, due to the size, browsers have a difficult time opening and displaying images. If you experiece an error when clicking on an image link, please try directly downloading the image (using a right click, save as method) to view it locally.


  • Data Date:

    October 18, 2001
  • Visualization Date:

    October 18, 2001
  • Sensor(s):

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