Saharan dust off Western Africa

Saharan dust off Western Africa
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Dust blows out over the Atlantic Ocean from the Sahara in these MODIS images ranging from April 25 — April 29, 2002. The African countries of (top to bottom) Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, and Guinea are blanketed with dust. Dust can blow out over the Cape Verde Islands and reach all the way across the Atlantic to the United States.

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  • Data Date:

    April 25, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    May 3, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
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