Saharan dust off Morocco

Saharan dust off Morocco
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

A number of thick plumes of Saharan Desert dust (light brown pixels) were blowing from Morocco toward the northwest over the Canary Islands off Africa.s northwest coast. This true-color image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA´s Aqua satellite on March 12, 2003.

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  • Data Date:

    March 12, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    March 13, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS

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