Dust Storm over Mauritania

Dust Storm over Mauritania
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

For a third day, a large plume of dust was blowing off the Sahara Desert and out over the Atlantic Ocean. This Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image was captured by Terra satellite on April 29, 2003.

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  • Data Date:

    April 29, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    April 30, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
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