Saharan dust off West Africa (afternoon overpass)

Saharan dust off West Africa (afternoon overpass)
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

For a fourth 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 Aqua satellite on April 30, 2003.

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  • Data Date:

    April 30, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    April 30, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration