Saharan dust off West Africa

Saharan dust off West Africa
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Dust storms sweep regularly over the Atlantic Ocean from Africa᾿s Sahara Desert. This series of true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) images from Spring 2000 shows large volumes of dust blowing from the continent.

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  • Data Date:

    March 9, 2000
  • Visualization Date:

    January 4, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration