Dust storm in Chad

Dust storm in Chad
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Dust storms from the Sahara regularly whip through central Africa. These images show Lake Chad (green splash) roughly in the image center, and (clockwise from upper left) Niger, Chad, Cameroon, and Nigeria. In Chad, scattered fires (red dots) were detected by MODIS as well. A dust storm in northern Chad softens the top part of the image.

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  • Data Date:

    January 3, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    January 5, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration