Dust plumes and phytoplankton bloom off Namibia

Dust plumes and phytoplankton bloom off Namibia
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

North of the soft orange sands of the Namib Desert, streamers of pale dust are streaming over Namibia´s Skeleton Coast in the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) from the Terra satellite on July 13, 2003. In the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, colorful swirls of blue and green suggest a bloom of tiny marine plants called phytoplankton.

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  • Data Date:

    July 13, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    July 13, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration